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How much more can I do ?
04-20-2011, 10:12 PM
Post: #1
How much more can I do ?
I've spent the past two days optimizing my blog and my forums.

http://celtictalk.org/
Result: http://www.webpagetest.org/result/110420_6B_ETRE/

http://forum.celtictalk.org/
Result: http://www.webpagetest.org/result/110420_85_ETRF/

I'm using MaxCDN, I've put most of my images over several sub domains through MaxCDN. One thing I can't get rid of is those E-tags. Also on the forums I've not touched any of the javascripts yet.

Any tips would be greatly appreciated Big Grin[/align]
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04-21-2011, 12:36 AM
Post: #2
RE: How much more can I do ?
Nice.

http://celtictalk.org/
- FYI, your page layout is completely broken on Firefox 4, IE9 and Chrome 10 on a wide screen :-)
- Looks like it is a wordpress blog, install W3 Total Cache to help with the first times
- Merge the css and javascript files together into one of each (W3TC makes this REALLY easy to do)
- What is the "mint" call? It is blocking and should be moved/removed if it can be
- If you can move the javascript to the end of the page, even better
- Make sure you are using the async snippet for GA: http://code.google.com/apis/analytics/do...cking.html
- Wow, that's a big background image (though not really byte wise). It looks like you should be able to set a body background color and just use images for the top pieces on either side.
- For some of those image elements (not the photo thumbnails but pretty much everything else) you should be able to use a sprite for them and combine them into a single image

http://forum.celtictalk.org/
- ACK! RUN and fix persistent connections on the forum.celtictalk.org domain.
- Make sure you're using the async analytics script
- What is the "mint" call? It is blocking and should be moved/removed if it can be
- Looks like there is already some js combining going on, just need to add the other 2 files to it
- LOTS of image icons that should/could be combined into sprites
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04-21-2011, 01:08 AM (This post was last modified: 04-21-2011 01:09 AM by Gaffney.)
Post: #3
RE: How much more can I do ?
(04-21-2011 12:36 AM)pmeenan Wrote:  Nice.

http://celtictalk.org/
- FYI, your page layout is completely broken on Firefox 4, IE9 and Chrome 10 on a wide screen :-)
What is wrong with it ? Is the material not in the middle but the background is ? Fine here on wide screen.

- Looks like it is a wordpress blog, install W3 Total Cache to help with the first times
Got this installed but I can't enable it because it breaks my forums and makes them cache whole pages.

- What is the "mint" call? It is blocking and should be moved/removed if it can be
Blocking ? It's a stat tracker, like analytics, I might remove it any just use all analytics.

- Wow, that's a big background image (though not really byte wise). It looks like you should be able to set a body background color and just use images for the top pieces on either side.
Will try do this.

- For some of those image elements (not the photo thumbnails but pretty much everything else) you should be able to use a sprite for them and combine them into a single image
Will work on this as well, did have it on but I disabled it, will bring it back.



http://forum.celtictalk.org/
- ACK! RUN and fix persistent connections on the forum.celtictalk.org domain.
Fix them how ? Do they need taken off or enabled ?

- Make sure you're using the async analytics script
what's this ?

- LOTS of image icons that should/could be combined into sprites
As stated for the front page, will enable when I've got everything else fixed.
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04-21-2011, 01:20 AM
Post: #4
RE: How much more can I do ?
(04-21-2011 01:08 AM)Gaffney Wrote:  http://celtictalk.org/
- FYI, your page layout is completely broken on Firefox 4, IE9 and Chrome 10 on a wide screen :-)
What is wrong with it ? Is the material not in the middle but the background is ? Fine here on wide screen.
Screen shot below

- Looks like it is a wordpress blog, install W3 Total Cache to help with the first times
Got this installed but I can't enable it because it breaks my forums and makes them cache whole pages.
doh. Any way to configure it to only cache for a particular fqdn? Looks like the forums are on a different domain.

- What is the "mint" call? It is blocking and should be moved/removed if it can be
Blocking ? It's a stat tracker, like analytics, I might remove it any just use all analytics.
Sorry, by "blocking" I mean that when it is loading nothing else on the page is happening and it blocks all of the other requests. If you REALLY need it, see if you can load it asynchronously but right now it can actually make your site available if they have issues.

- Wow, that's a big background image (though not really byte wise). It looks like you should be able to set a body background color and just use images for the top pieces on either side.
Will try do this.

- For some of those image elements (not the photo thumbnails but pretty much everything else) you should be able to use a sprite for them and combine them into a single image
Will work on this as well, did have it on but I disabled it, will bring it back.



http://forum.celtictalk.org/
- ACK! RUN and fix persistent connections on the forum.celtictalk.org domain.
Fix them how ? Do they need taken off or enabled ?
Sorry, enable it or figure out what is causing it to break. That will get rid of the "orange bars" on most of the requests and the ones served from forum.celtictalk.org are all serialized and in the head so it's that much more important

- Make sure you're using the async analytics script
what's this ?
Sorry, referenced it up above for the blog. Use the async embed code for GA on both sites

- LOTS of image icons that should/could be combined into sprites
As stated for the front page, will enable when I've got everything else fixed.

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04-21-2011, 01:21 AM
Post: #5
RE: How much more can I do ?
Screen is 1920x1200 if that helps any.
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04-21-2011, 01:23 AM (This post was last modified: 04-21-2011 01:25 AM by Gaffney.)
Post: #6
RE: How much more can I do ?
ah so your screen is so large the background is repeating and that is causing the board to go out of the middle. I will add no-repeat and can you try again.

edit, can you try now ?
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04-21-2011, 01:47 AM
Post: #7
RE: How much more can I do ?
Nope, still broken. Is the CSS being served from the CDN? If so you need to purge their cache as well (though generally you'd want to be changing the file names or adding a version parameter to bust the cache).
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04-21-2011, 02:08 AM
Post: #8
RE: How much more can I do ?
(04-21-2011 01:47 AM)pmeenan Wrote:  Nope, still broken. Is the CSS being served from the CDN? If so you need to purge their cache as well (though generally you'd want to be changing the file names or adding a version parameter to bust the cache).
I've fixed it, but now I've got to work on the page again, had to use my old backup.
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