30 March 2012 7 comments Web development
I've managed to get near perfect scores in the past but never on something as "big" and mixed and "multimedia" as this, ie. the home page. The home page on this site contains a lot of content. Lots of thumbnails and lots of code.
. Yes, this costs money but certainly not much. My web server is located in London, England which is a good location but considering that 70% of my visitors are based in north America it's more fair that 90% of the web page content is served near them instead. This is clearly illustrated with this screenshot from Pingdom.
to add those features is a large part of making fast websites too. The number one rule of making a request fast is to not make it at all.
I'll soon blog more about how I made these things happen from a technical point of view.