Optimizing Page Load Time

Aaron Hopkins, Google Software Engineer, have an interesting article on Optimizing Page Load Time. In the article Aaron shared his work on optimizing page load times for a high-profile AJAX application, and investigation on reducing latency due to external objects. It is widely accepted that fast-loading pages improve the user experience. In recent years, many […]

Aaron Hopkins, Google Software Engineer, have an interesting article on Optimizing Page Load Time. In the article Aaron shared his work on optimizing page load times for a high-profile AJAX application, and investigation on reducing latency due to external objects.

It is widely accepted that fast-loading pages improve the user experience. In recent years, many sites have started using AJAX techniques to reduce latency. Rather than round-trip through the server retrieving a completely new page with every click, often the browser can either alter the layout of the page instantly or fetch a small amount of HTML, XML, or javascript from the server and alter the existing page. In either case, this significantly decreases the amount of time between a user click and the browser finishing rendering the new content.

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Optimizing Page Load Time