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High Performance Web Sites: Essential Knowledge for Frontend Engineers (edition 2007)
by Steve Souders, Nate Koechley (Foreword)
High Performance Web Sites: Essential Knowledge for Front-End Engineers by Steve Souders
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0596529309, Paperback)
Want your web site to display more quickly? This book presents 14 specific rules that will cut 25% to 50% off response time when users request a page. Author Steve Souders, in his job as Chief Performance Yahoo!, collected these best practices while optimizing some of the most-visited pages on the Web. Even sites that had already been highly optimized, such as Yahoo! Search and the Yahoo! Front Page, were able to benefit from these surprisingly simple performance guidelines.
Each performance rule is supported by specific examples, and code snippets are available on the book's companion web site. The rules include how to:
If you're building pages for high traffic destinations and want to optimize the experience of users visiting your site, this book is indispensable.
"If everyone would implement just 20% of Steve's guidelines, the Web would be a dramatically better place. Between this book and Steve's YSlow extension, there's really no excuse for having a sluggish web site anymore."
-Joe Hewitt, Developer of Firebug debugger and Mozilla's DOM Inspector
"Steve Souders has done a fantastic job of distilling a massive, semi-arcane art down to a set of concise, actionable, pragmatic engineering steps that will change the world of web performance."
-Eric Lawrence, Developer of the Fiddler Web Debugger, Microsoft Corporation
(retrieved from Amazon Mon, 30 Sep 2013 14:00:50 -0400)
Presents a collection of fourteen "rules" to help optimize the performance of a Web site.
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