How to speed up your website here a 8 simple ways to speed up your website we are know load time of websites is one of the most important factors affecting its usability; most Internet users will just skip a site altogether if it fails to load within a couple of seconds. Below you will find the summary of the “Speed Up Your Site” series. Those are simple yet effective ways to make sure that your website is running fast.
Make Sure Your Sites scripts are up-to-date
Depending on the CMS or ecommerce platform your site uses, you may need to check back regularly to determine whether new releases of your site’s scripts are available. If they are, upgrade your site as soon as possible (making sure that you have a current backup file in place first). Site script developers are always working on improving their code for future releases, particularly when it comes to site speed. Updating your scripts to the latest versions could go a long way towards eliminating coded roadblocks that prevent your site from loading quickly.
Optimize Images Before Uploading
With images, you need to focus on three things: size, format and the src attribute Oversized images take longer to load, so it’s important that you keep your images as small as possible and Crop your images to the correct size. For instance, if your page is 600px wide, resize the image to that width Images represent the heavier load on virtually any website so make sure you are optimizing them.
Delete Unnecessary script and plug
The huge number of plugins and scripts that are freely available today makes it tempting for webmasters to add more than they truly need. Keep in mind, though, that every plugin you add requires resources to run – and more resources mean a slower site.
Before adding any new plugins to your site, ask yourself if the functionality you gain is worth the trade-off in site speed, or whether the plugin’s content could be coded into your site’s theme instead.
Optimize Your CSS
most websites are designed with CSS nowadays. Make sure to aggregate and clean your CSS. CleanCSS is an online tool that will merge similar selectors, remove useless properties and remove the whitespace from your code.
Avoid displaying Flash files
Flash files were once the undisputed king of media files on blog, but not now. I seldom see a reputed or fast loading blog displaying flash files. Flash files are what search bots cannot interpret that’s why they are bad in terms of SEO too. Needless to say they eat up your resources and increase the loading time of your blog.
Do not use too many advertisements
Using ads for monetizing a blog is too common these days. But beware your ad banners and GIF images might be the cause of slow loading of your blog. Use very less number of banners again each compressed with thetechniques .
Even Google AdSense offers you to use your ads in asynchronous format that will not hamper the loading of your blog. Use them instead of the synchronous format of ads.
Reduce the HTTP Requests
when opening a web page every object (images, scripts and the line) will require a round trip to the server. This latency can add several seconds to the load time of your site. Make sure to reduce the number of objects and to combine CSS files and scripts together
Do not use too many posts on your homepage
Most themes have the option to limit the number of themes displayed at the homepage. Do limit yours at 7 or at the most 10. I wouldn’t suggest you infinite scroll (used to load every post on the homepage) if you really want your website to load faster