optimizing the web

looking at this great tutorial by the Code School guys. I already had a lot of fun with the Rails for Zombies tutorial.

Check this one out here: http://discover-devtools.codeschool.com/

Some ideas I’m taking away:

– optimize javascript with google clojure

– consider making async call to javascript

In the server

– compression: use this for apache http://www.linux-faqs.info/apache/optimize-website-speed-with-mod-expire-and-mod-deflate

and this for rails http://stackoverflow.com/questions/10955771/why-is-my-jscss-not-compressed-in-production-on-rails-heroku (just add

use Rack::Deflater

And keep-alive… i leave this for another day!