5 Steps to Slowing Down Your Site
Looking to really slow down your site? Have a look at these five ways and see if you can't use them — or learn from them.
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...Because who even cares about customer experience, right?
Are you tired of providing a satisfactory experience to your web site visitors? Do you loathe the fact that your competitors look at your performance metrics as the ones to beat? Those Facebook “likes” and social sentiment from your happy customers—want to get rid of them? Well hold on tight, folks–you’re abut to learn the top five ways to make your website load as slow as molasses.
Text Based Compression and Maxification
If you are using keep-alive, turn that bad boy off! You want the browser to open a brand new connection for each and every one of the hundreds of requests you make.
Make your images as big and rich as possible. Use the full 12 mega-pixel image and don’t even think about compressing it. You want your users to see every blemish and little speck of dust in the images you use.
These five tips are just the low hanging fruit. There are plenty of ways to slow your site down; all you have to do is be a little creative.
Published at DZone with permission of Mehdi Daoudi, DZone MVB. See the original article here.
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