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Instant PageSpeed Optimization

Sanjeev Jaiswal

Optimize your website to make it faster by enhancing its speed, traffic, and bandwidth using practical and hands-on recipes
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Book Details

ISBN 139781849697323
Paperback62 pages

About This Book

  • Learn something new in an Instant! A short, fast, focused guide delivering immediate results
  • Optimize website using HTML standard protocols
  • Enhance user response by minimizing HTTP requests
  • Optimize images using CSS sprites and minify scripts

Who This Book Is For

Instant PageSpeed Optimization is aimed at website developers and administrators who wish to make their websites load faster without any errors and consume less bandwidth. It’s assumed that you will have some experience in basic web technologies like HTML, CSS3, JavaScript, and the basics of networking, as well as knowing how to edit Apache configuration.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Instant PageSpeed Optimization
Minimizing HTTP requests (Simple)
Adding an Expires or Cache-Control header (Simple)
Following HTML standards (Simple)
Reducing DOM elements (Intermediate)
Setting up CSS sprites (Advanced)
Enabling compression (Simple)
Optimizing images (Simple)
Minifying JavaScript and CSS files (Simple)
Setting up browser caching (Simple)
Using Apache mod_pagespeed – installing and configuring (Advanced)
Making favicon.ico small and cacheable (Simple)
Avoiding redirects and Not Found errors – 301 and 404 codes (Advanced)
Using the Flush method (Intermediate)
Configuring ETags (Advanced )
Making AJAX cacheable (Intermediate)
Rules for using the CSS, JavaScript, and image files (Simple)

What You Will Learn

  • Make your websites much faster by minimizing HTTP requests
  • Reduce bandwidth using the Content Delivery Network
  • Learn to set up CSS sprites
  • Make your website at least twice as fast using Apache mod_pagespeed
  • Make Ajax cacheable
  • Set up caches to serve contents faster
  • Make your websites W3C compliant by following proper HTML standards

In Detail

PageSpeed is an important aspect of web design and site management. It is a Google measure of how well the site performs to technical measurements. PageSpeed can be measured using Google’s own tool or a browser plugin. It is used to score sites in indices, and is important from a UI view as it forms a large part of the success of your site.

Instant PageSpeed Optimization is a practical, hands-on guide that provides you with a number of clear, step-by-step exercises, which will help you to take advantage of the real power that is behind web optimization techniques, and give you a good grounding in using it in your websites.

The book explores topics like HTML standards used for optimization, minifying scripts, and taking care of images, and solves the common errors that users do unknowingly. It will take you through a number of clear, practical recipes that will help you to take advantage of all the possible technologies to make your websitess efficient, fast, and accurate. You will not only learn basic standards to optimize your websites, but you will also learn some advanced level methods such as Apache handling, Flush methods, making AJAX cacheable, setting up browser caches, and reducing image size using CSS sprites.

If you want to take advantage of all the necessary methods to make your website faster and efficient, then this book is a must-have.


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