More design considerations for website speed

This time it’s not Yahoo! but Brian Taylor who writes for Business2Community and is the Project Manager at Forix. His tips are easier to understand and implement, but just as useful and important. “Use CSS sprites for images” is one of the most interesting ones. It means that browsers that don’t support CSS3, but are still widely used, like IE8, will need special consideration. Why does it always have to be IE?

“Clear all unnecessary spaces” doesn’t look very obvious, but it’s a good tip. “Make the content brief”… well, here we go again. There must be something about it if each and every website speed expert mentions it. If you often visit websites that publish long articles, you might have noticed that the latest trend is to break them up into two or three pages. That, too, is done for the purpose of speeding up the pages’ download.