Website traffic: people work on Wednesdays!

A bit of an offtopic for this blog. I just wanted to write about the reading habits.

Most of the traffic that visit HolaRails are coming on Wednesdays. Yes, that is the peak day for visitors. What does that mean? traffic is not evenly distributed among the days of the week. As you would expect it is lower during the weekends since people are not working. but during the weekdays I would expect it more even. It is not. Monday and Friday are significantly lower than the rest of the week. It all looks again, like a “normal” distribution. Funny.

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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!