After reading Pippin Williamson’s post about gettext speed issues, I wanted to learn more. My IDX+ plugin has 815 translatable strings, and I was worried that it was having a performance impact on the plugin. I created a test that looped through different methods of outputting and printing strings to try and determine their relative […]
These horses are somehow not cool. Speeding up your blog is. I am working on a WordPress project that has a pretty heavy database, and I want to be able to auto-optimize the WordPress database. Even though they are integrating this functionality into WordPress 3.0, I want it now, and without having to use a […]
Load time improvements
Load time matters Imagine waiting 18 seconds for a page to load (on a high-speed connection) — not just the home page, but any inside page of a website. Pretty frustrating, right? Having bad load times makes a huge difference to your customers. I helped a new client reduce page load time from 19 seconds […]
I’ve tried repairing the permissions. Limiting desktop icons. Removing Safari’s support for ICO icons. Clearing more hard drive space. Nothing. Frickin’. Worked. I have been so frustrated by how slow my Mac Pro has been. I have 2 2.66GHz dual-core processors, 2 GB of memory, and still I was getting spinning beach balls, crunching hard drives […]
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