Having a quick website is extremely crucial for staying alive in the modern era of web design. There is simply no room for slowly websites anymore.
Understanding Load TimesThe fill or load time of a website is directly associated to the demand created on the hosting server to fill the website. The more HTTP demands created to the hosting server and the longer elements take to provide, the slower a website will be.
Examples of HTTP demands are:
- loading CSS style sheets;
- loading scripts;
- loading images;
- loading HTML.
Another factor that plays into the fill time of a website is the size of individual information and pictures. Huge, high definition pictures can take 10x as long to fill as normal pictures and needlessly large information can significantly slowly down web page rendering.
The goal of creating a website quick is to make the website more efficient. We can do this through creating a series of adjustments to the coding, pictures, and layout of our website.
Tracking page speedWe can track our page speed scores through Google’s Page Speed Insights for search and Yahoo’s YSlow. Google also has a page speed plugin that works great with Firefox when Firebug is installed.
Tools to Check Loading Speed