Posts Tagged ‘optimization’

Making Websites Faster

I’ve always been somewhat of a fan of minimalism when it comes to websites. The way I figure it: Simpler + faster = better Lately I’ve become slightly obsessed with seeing how much I can tweak a website to perform faster. In this case it’s my password generator SafePasswd.com, which I built in 2006 and […]

Optimizing @font-face For Performance

You want to use @font-face, then you realize it’s got some downsides. First of all, it’s another http request, and we know that the golden rule of web performance is to keep http requests to a minimum. Secondly fonts aren’t even small files, they can be 50k+ in size. Lastly the lag of fonts loading […]

Usefulness + Speed = Users

As a frontend developer I’ve long argued the magic formula for a good website is: Usefulness + Speed = Users This is based on the fact that the best websites on the internet are pretty spartan in appearance. When you look at many of the successful ones (Google, Yahoo, Craigslist, Facebook), they’ve all taken the […]