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Website Optimization

Discussion in 'XenForo Questions and Support' started by Ryan Kent, Mar 21, 2011.

  1. Ryan Kent

    Ryan Kent Well-Known Member

    I've been having some speed issues on my site recently. I want to do what I can to ensure my site loads as fast as possible. To that end, I googled website speed test and clicked http://www.websiteoptimization.com/services/analyze/

    I ran the test on my site and it showed numerous yellow/red flag issues on my forum page. Since I really haven't done much at all in the way of modifications there, I decided to check the xenforo forum page. It has pretty much the same warnings. When I read them they sound bad, like issues which need to be fixed. I really don't have the technical skills to know what issues should be investigated, and what I can ignore.

    Can anyone share if these issues should be a concern? The below is for the XF site. I do know that overall the site loads fast, and you have done a great job optimizing the software. In order for me to ensure my site is optimized, I need to understand what I can disregard. Alternatively, if someone knows of a better site for this information, that information would be helpful as well.

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  2. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    I would take anything those so called optimisation sites say with a pinch of salt.
  3. Forsaken

    Forsaken Well-Known Member

    Fistful of salt*

    Getting the recommended values from their recommendations would be near impossible with a modern site. Even minimized, jQuery can never be 20KB, and the CSS wouldn't be able to be minified to 20KB with as many declarations (Honestly, I haven't seen a finished site use 20KB CSS in a longggggg time).
  4. Ryan Kent

    Ryan Kent Well-Known Member

    thanks for the feedback.

    Do you have any website suggestions or other means to inspect a site for optimizations?
  5. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    Apart from minifying, which I think Kier said they plan to do at some point, I doubt there's much more you can do that hasn't already been done by Mike or Kier.

    The text above referring to 56Kbps modems says it all really.
    Forsaken likes this.
  6. TerminalAddict

    TerminalAddict Active Member

    firefox, firebug, yslow .. profit!
  7. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    Although, having said that, if you were really serious, you could take all the separate CSS files and combine them into one, removing any superseded cascade elements, reducing the number of overall lines, etc.

    But really that's going to make very little difference taken as a whole.

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