15 minutes could save you…

May 17th, 2010

Since I have a ton of things to do, I decided it was about time to spend some time with this blog, performance optimization-wise. Not do anything special, just the bare minimum, the no-brainer, works-every-time, easy stuff. And I’m quite happy with the results. I only looked at the homepage, although the results will be […]


Reducing the payload: compression, minification, 204s

Dec 11th, 2009

2010 update: Lo, the Web Performance Advent Calendar hath moved Dec 11 This post is part of the 2009 performance advent calendar experiment. Stay tuned for the next articles. After removing all the extra HTTP requests you possibly can from your waterfall, it’s time to make sure that those that are left are as small […]


@font-face gzipping – take II

Oct 20th, 2009

Since my previous post on @font-face and gzipping, Paul Irish has asked (and so has @KLTF) what about WOFF? WOFF is a newer format with built in compression and ability to store meta data. So I took this stnf2woff utility and converted all the TTF and OTF files from my previous tests to WOFF. Below […]


Gzip your @font-face files

Oct 10th, 2009

Adding custom fancy fonts to a web page seems to be all the rage these days. Looking at some examples with Net panel on, I saw some of those font files are 100K which is a pretty big price to pay for an ornament like this. I mean you can build whole pages, with fancy […]