July 19, 2024

The Web Designer’s Guide to Slimming your Site

There are many ways to minify the size of a website. First is to obviously minify the files themselves. Then comes database consolidation/clean-up, JS request minimaization, image optimization, etc.

These techniques have been studied for decades by industry experts like Steve Souders and they are easily repeatable if you take the time to learn.

A new guide titled How To Lose Weight(in the browser) includes all the pertinent info you need. Website performance really is important, so how you handle that stage of development will play a crucial role on the visitor’s end.

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The guide informally titled “Browser Diet” can be found on GitHub for free. It can actually be installed locally on your machine via NodeJS installer.

If you browse the website itself you’ll find tons of little tidbits handy for reducing page load times. These include JavaScript snippets, image compression, and some handy performance tools.

Take a peek at the homepage and see if it can help you. There’s no doubt that performance is a vital part of web design – the only question is how much effort will you put into that area?

Jake is a creative writer and UI designer by trade. You can follow him on twitter @jakerocheleau or learn more at his personal website JakeRocheleau.com.

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