Learn how to create High Performance Websites

This blog "High Performance Websites" is about creating really fast websites. The author Steve Souders is an acclaimed expert in the field of performance and is a web performance evangelist at Google and former Chief Performance Yahoo!.

Steve is the creator of YSlow, the performance analysis extension to Firebug. He is also co-chair of Velocity 2008, the first web performance conference sponsored by O'Reilly. He frequently speaks at such conferences as OSCON, Rich Web Experience, Web 2.0 Expo, and The Ajax Experience.

Steve previously worked at Yahoo! as the Chief Performance Yahoo!, where he blogged about web performance on Yahoo! Developer Network. He was named a Yahoo! Superstar. Steve worked on many of the platforms and products within the company, including running the development team for My Yahoo!

The blog posts covers strategies like 'Sharding Dominant Domains' that see the webpages from the a browsers' perspective and lucidly explains how each strategy impacts the load time.

Other Blog Posts like 'Using Iframes Sparingly' and 'Flushing the Document Early' gives practical tips to performance optimize websites. They are not your normal optimization strategies that you read at most other places like use smaller/lesser images, usage of Html/CSS compression, etc.

You might also want to check-out his books High Performance Web Sites and Even Faster Web Sites which are bestsellers. Also his lectures at Stanford University, a wealth of knowledge, can be had here at a cost (a few videos are free).

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Unknown said...

Thanks Aravind, Referened links are useful, I learned alot.

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