Optimize Speed

Web sites should be designed to be as lightweight as possible and relatively quick to download for the optimal audience experience.  The Yahoo! Developer Network (http://developer.yahoo.com/performance/rules.html)  recommends a number of best practices for keeping Web pages lightweight.  All PSU Web sites should follow these selected best practices whenever possible:

  1. Keep the number of HTTP requests to a minimum.
  2. Reduce DNS Lookups
  3. Avoid Redirects
  4. Make AJAX Components Cacheable
  5. Preload Components
  6. Minimize the number and use of iFrames
  7. Use External CSS and JavaScript Files
  8. Choose <link> over @import in CSS
  9. Optimize Images and avoid scaling images directly in HTML
  10. Keep page components under 25k

Contact MCCS

Address:
Marketing Communications and Creative Services
17 High Street
Speare Administration Building, MSC 24
Plymouth NH 03264-1595

Phone:
(603) 535-2276

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