Speed Up Your Site: Web Site Optimization

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New Riders, 2003 - Computers - 496 pages
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Annotation Optimize your web site--using techniques in this book, your web pages will pop onto the screen faster, keeping users longer! Speed up the load time on your site to keep customers coming back for more. Discover how to use a variety of techniques to shrink the size of your Web pages, including HTML, CSS, JavaScript, PHP, XHTML, graphics, multimedia, and server-based techniques. Learn from real-life case studies of existing web sites, practical examples and code listings throughout the book. Speed Up Your Site: Web Site Optimizationshows you how to shrink the size of your web pages and reduce their complexity for maximum speed. Not everyone has cable modems or the luxury of a T1 line. With 56.6K modems still in many households, its increasingly important for web sites to be optimized for faster download times. Face it, consumers are impatient. By maximizing page display speed, bailout rates are reduced and band costs are minimized. The result is happier users and happier bosses. After reading this book, readers will know how to make their pages literally "pop" onto the screen. This book emphasizes valid code and languages like HTML, CSS, JavaScript, and PHP. Everything that goes into creating a web site is covered, from optimizing HTML and XHTML, to CSS, graphics, JavaScript, multimedia, and server-based techniques. Throughout the book, real-world examples illustrate the techniques discussed, with before and after code and percentage savings. Finally, 20 popular web sites are analyzed over time, reviewing how their size and complexity have changed since 1996. A companion web site, www.websiteoptimization.com, will include code examples and tutorials, site critiques, and other resources. Andrew B. Kingis an expert at optimizing web pages and structures. He has extensive academic and hands-on experience with optimization of structures and the web. With a BSME and MSME from the University of Michigan, Andrew specialized in design optimization. As a full-time web developer since 1993, as founder and Managing Editor of WebReference.com and JavaScript.com, and an employee of internet.com, King has optimized numerous web sites and written extensively on HTML, graphics, and JavaScript optimization on and offline. Kings site WebReference.com has received over 100 awards, including PC MagazinesTop 100 Web Site 9 times in a row.

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It is nice book for web devloper.....

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The first two chapters of this book are key reads for anyone building or managing a website.

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About the author (2003)

Andrew B. King (Andy) is the founder of WebReference.com and JavaScript.com, both award-winning web developer sites. Created in 1995 and subsequently acquired by Mecklermedia (now Jupitermedia) in 1997, WebReference has grown into one of the most popular developer sites on the Internet. WebReference.com has won more than 100 awards, including PC Magazine's Top 100 Web Sites (nine-time winner).

As Managing Editor of WebReference.com and JavaScript.com, Andy became the "Usability Czar" at internet.com, optimizing the speed and usability of their sites. He continues to write the three weekly newsletters he started for WebReference.com and JavaScript.com.

Andy has been studying, practicing, and teaching optimization techniques for more than 20 years. For his BSME and MSME from the University of Michigan, he specialized in design optimization. Recruited by NASA, he chose instead to join the fast-paced world of engineering consulting at ETA, Inc., a structural engineering firm. He worked for Ford and GM, optimizing entire automotive structures and suspensions with finite element analysis.

In 1993, he discovered the web. Volunteer work with a local Free-net in 1993 led to a position as one of the first employees of Internet Connect, Inc., a web design firm. He's been working the web ever since.

In addition to his work with WebReference.com, Andy has also written for MacWeek and Web Techniques (now New Architect), and contributed to Jim Heid's HTML & Web Publishing Secrets. When he's not optimizing web sites or writing newsletters, you'll find Andy out taking pictures, sailing, or bicycling. Contact Andy through the companion site to this book at http://www.WebSiteOptimization.com.

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