Background images add a custom touch to websites, but can impact performance. Combining multiple images into sprites can add zip to your site’s load time. There is a constantly growing and improving collection of online tools to make sprite creation and use quick and easy.
One of my favorite designers gave me a challenge today: replace the standard WordPress “Submit” button on comment pages with an image. Normally this would mean changing the tags for the input button from type=submit to type=image. But WordPress has the type field hard-coded to be “submit.” (comment_form() function in wp-includes/comment-template.php). I was about to […]
Yahoo! YSlow Smush.it™ uses optimization techniques specific to image format to remove unnecessary bytes from image files. It will reduce the load time for your website without changing their look or visual quality of your images.
WordPress loves memory! Lack of sufficient available memory can lead to slow response and poor website performance. In the worst case can cause operations to fail. So how much memory is enough and how do you increase it?
We’ve always known that a fast-loading website appeals more to site visitors. But the consequences of a slow-loading site extend to search engine performance as well. Over the past year, Google has been putting new and stronger emphasis on the value of fast-loading sites.