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RE: Thought I was doing well - pmeenan - 10-24-2012 04:51 AM

If you look at the bandwidth line at the bottom of the chart, it is taking ~1 second before things get ramped up and you're fully utilizing the pipe.

Of particular interest is the blocking behavior at 0.8s (after ie.css). It's possible that it's just an IE8 thing and newer browsers will be more parallel - though some browsers break at the head so they don't starve the critical requests.

Realistically you're probably only going to get faster if you inline the css and html5shiv code but the custom fonts may still be the long pole (btw, you should not be using html5shiv from googlecode, you should download it and re-host - googlecode is not good for serving static resources).

btw, at 1.5Mbps, the fastest you can transfer 256KB is in the 1.4-1.5 second range and that's even after the connections are warmed up so you're not really THAT far from optimal.