Optimization

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In an effort to conserve GPUs on my new web host, I’ve been taking the advice of OpenSwitch’s Ben Gray and trying to optimize this site as much as possible. I’ve temporarily killed the Flickr photos I had displayed on the sidebar, and made a few other tweaks to cut down on the number of queries on page load… I usually get less traffic on the site during the weekend so now’s a perfect time to do some testing and optimization of the site.

8 thoughts on “Optimization

  1. how long it takes my site to load, which is why I don’t mind depending on js from external sites. The two things I’m most concerned about are bandwidth and CPU usage. Not everyone will feel the same as me about it, and that’s cool.

  2. Yeah, definitely… and reading about your trials and tribulations and those experienced by others has made me become more aware of what’s happening behind this site (and others)… 5/3/07 marks the end of my first full month on the Grid. We’ll see how I fare…

  3. I can understand that. I’ve never been too concerned with how long it takes my site to load, which is why I don’t mind depending on js from external sites. The two things I’m most concerned about are bandwidth and CPU usage. Not everyone will feel the same as me about it, and that’s cool.

  4. Yeah, definitely… and reading about your trials and tribulations and those experienced by others has made me become more aware of what’s happening behind this site (and others)… 5/3/07 marks the end of my first full month on the Grid. We’ll see how I fare…

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