Sitting beside my desk was one of my colleagues who seemed perturbed to me. I peeped into his monitor; he was waiting for a website to load. How discouraging it was! This, in fact, was not the first time I noticed that many of the sites take lot of user’s (valuable) time to load and the user eventually tend to close it. Of course, why anybody should give it a damn?
So, it essentially becomes any site owner’s responsibility to keep a check over this and not let his/ her website fall into the ‘high-load-time-taker’ category. Mind it man! Everybody hates low-speed websites.
Now, you should have started to wonder: How to main the speed and beat the heat? Kindly, find ‘intellectual’ answers to your elaborative question below:
Instead of using tables, use CSS. Wait! You already know this. Nevertheless, what I mean to say here is that by creating .css file you could enable the browser to cache only the external .css file. This may prevent it from visiting every page and read all the same tags all over again and thereby saving load time.
Dump the ‘Unwanted’:
The ‘Unwanted’ includes white spaces, tabs and the orderly structures used in the code. To remove all the white spaces that may be not viable to remove you could opt for plug-ins like WP-Minify or W3 Total Cache. Further, with a designer in you giving jolts in your stomach, you may be willing to use swanky tricks in every web page. Hold on then and there! Think twice; Why to exhibit all your talents in a single page? Be kind to your newborn child – avoid using embedded sound or video files and Java Applets.
Do the Images in Optimised Manner:
Improperly optimised images carry loads of superfluous metadata which otherwise could take more time to load. Go for applications like ‘Picnik’ and ‘Image Optimiser’ and get your images done in optimised manner. Resize them; compress them! Next, do not use them if not necessary. In lieu of ‘just any’ image opt for optimised .pngs – .jpegs loss compression whereas .gifs may bear copyright issues. However, for any image where you need to be detailed, choose .jpegs over .pngs.
Phew! All this may make you go crazy, but, trust me by being a little smart you could save your website from any such mishap. So, be a man with intellect.