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Speed up your site : Web site optimization

Author: Andrew B King
Publisher: Indianapolis, Ind. : New Riders, 2003.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats

Discover how to use a variety of techniques to shrink the size of a Web page, including HTML, CSS, JavaScript, PHP, XHTML, graphics, multimedia, and server-based techniques. Learn from real-life case studies of existing Web sites, practical examples, and code listings throughout the book.


Optimize your web site--using techniques in this book, your web pages will pop onto the screen faster, keeping users longer! Speed up the load time on your site to keep customers coming back for more. Discover how to use a variety of techniques to shrink the size of your Web pages, including HTML, CSS, JavaScript, PHP, XHTML, graphics, multimedia, and server-based techniques. Learn from real-life case studies of existing web sites, practical examples and code listings throughout the book. Speed Up Your Site: Web Site Optimizationshows you how to shrink the size of your web pages and reduce their complexity for maximum speed. Not everyone has cable modems or the luxury of a T1 line. With 56.6K modems still in many households, its increasingly important for web sites to be optimized for faster download times. Face it, consumers are impatient. By maximizing page display speed, bailout rates are reduced and band costs are minimized. The result is happier users and happier bosses. After reading this book, readers will know how to make their pages literally "pop" onto the screen. This book emphasizes valid code and languages like HTML, CSS, JavaScript, and PHP. Everything that goes into creating a web site is covered, from optimizing HTML and XHTML, to CSS, graphics, JavaScript, multimedia, and server-based techniques. Throughout the book, real-world examples illustrate the techniques discussed, with before and after code and percentage savings. Finally, 20 popular web sites are analyzed over time, reviewing how their size and complexity have changed since 1996. A companion web site,, will include code examples and tutorials, site critiques, and other resources. Andrew B. Kingis an expert at optimizing web pages and structures. He has extensive academic and hands-on experience with optimization of structures and the web. With a BSME and MSME from the University of Michigan, Andrew specialized in design optimization. As a full-time web developer since 1993, as founder and Managing Editor of and, and an employee of, King has optimized numerous web sites and written extensively on HTML, graphics, and JavaScript optimization on and offline. Kings site has received over 100 awards, including PC MagazinesTop 100 Web Site 9 times in a row.  Read more...


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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Andrew B King
ISBN: 0735713243 9780735713246
OCLC Number: 51761809
Description: xxvii, 496 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: I. The Psychology of Performance --
1. Response Time: Eight Seconds, Plus or Minus Two --
2. Flow in Web Design --
II. Optimizing Markup: HTML and XHTML --
3. HTML Optimization --
4. Advanced HTML Optimization --
5. Extreme XHTML --
6. Case Study: --
III. DHTML Optimization: CSS and JavaScript --
7. CSS Optimization --
8. Advanced CSS Optimization --
9. Optimizing JavaScript for Download Speed --
10. Optimizing JavaScript for Execution Speed --
11. Case Study: --
IV. Graphics and Multimedia Optimization --
12. Optimizing Web Graphics --
13. Minimizing Multimedia --
14. Case Study: --
V. Search Engine Optimization --
15. Keyword Optimization --
16. Case Studies: and --
VI. Advanced Optimization Techniques --
17. Server-Side Techniques --
18. Compressing the Web --
19. Case Studies: and --
Search Engine Visibility: Chapter Excerpt.
Responsibility: Andrew B. King ; [foreword by Jakob Nielsen].


Aims to help you learn how to cut file sizes in half. This book covers how to trim (X)HTML, CSS, graphics, JavaScript, multimedia, and bandwidth costs. It presents real-world examples which  Read more...


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