Since your website represents the brand image of your organization in the virtual world, you need to make it look as perfect as possible. You should not cram it with technical jargon, unwanted graphics, styles etc, as they can have detrimental impacts on user experience. Now, if you are serious about enhancing users experience and looking for a way to boost your website’s performance, you should not give these tips a miss:
Use HTTP Compression: – Server side Compression is arguably one of the most effective ways to boost a website’s performance. Whenever a client requests for a webpage, the page is compressed before it is sent back to the client. The browser then unzips the compressed information before rendering the website. Compression can help you a lot to make your website load faster, but you need not have to compress everything. You can specify the files that you want to compress by adding some codes in the htaccess file. Here are some extra tips:
Image optimization: – By reducing the sizes of the images, you can beef up your website’s online visibility to some extent. If you are a regular Photoshop user, you should always choose “Save For Web” option while saving images. However, you need to make sure that you are not making any kind of compromise on the quality.
CSS Sprite: – Total number of image requests can be reduced significantly by using CSS Sprites. You can combine two or more background images into one for this purpose. Alternatively, you can use the CSS background-image and background-position properties to display images in your website.