We all wish quickly loaded web sites. But we sometimes miss out or do not know the easy implementations that can affect performance. There are realy great articles about performance. Once is the yahoo’s famous performance rules (http://developer.yahoo.com/performance/rules.html) as we all know. And another good resource is the google’s “Let’s make the web faster” project’s speed articles. (http://code.google.com/speed/articles) Definately you should read more about performance subject. But this article could be a fast start.
Add Expires Header
The thing you will do is really simple if your server is apache. Add this code to your .htaccess file.
Header set Expires “Thu, 15 Apr 2099 20:00:00 GMT”
Read more apache speed tips. (http://www.askapache.com/htaccess/apache-speed-expires.html)
Compress your CSS
Every chacter is a byte, even it is a space. So CSS files should aslo be compressed. My favorite online tool is csscompressor.com.
Use page speed plugin
Page Speed is a plugin which is integrated in firebug. It analyses the page and advises you. The best thing page speed does is compressing images. Under the optimize images tab you will see all the images that need compression and the compressed images links. Check this link (http://code.google.com/intl/tr-TR/speed/page-speed/) for more about page speed.