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Speed Up Your Site

Jennifer Alvin from Digital Web Magazine reviews Andrew King's book Speed Up Your Site: Web Site Optimization:

"Andrew King offers a variety of ways to trim the fat in common design elements, as well as tips for increasing server performance. No other book I've seen covers so many types of optimization in one place with such a thorough investigation of why the tricks work. The extensive technical explanations alone are worth the list price, and each is backed up with a step-by-step approach to making your site a speedy champion."

Links:

  • The review at Digital Web Magazine
  • Sample chapters at WebReference.com
  • The book at amazon.com
  • The book at amazon.co.uk

Henrik Olsen - August 17, 2003 - via Digital Web Magazine's newsletter

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The truth about download time

When UIE did a study on how visitors perceived download time on 10 different sites over a 56 kbps modem, they found that there was no correlation between the actual download time and the perceived speed reported by the users. Instead they found a strong correlation between perceived download time and whether users successfully completed their task, suggesting that if people canít find what they want on a site, they will regard it as a waste of time. This suggests that download time might not be as important, as many usability experts assert.

Links:

  • The article The Truth About Download Time

Henrik Olsen - October 10, 2002

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