After 13 Years, Even HTTP is About to get Perflift
Internet Engineering Task Force officially opened the discussion on how to improve the HTTP protocol to make the technology faster. Google’s SPDY proposal is the front runner due to its browser and server market share, however the group leader stated that they plan to review all proposals and SPDY could be a starting point.
Cache Insights From Steve Souders
Maximizing cache utilization and compressing text responses are key web performance technique. However, not all browsers cache compressed files the same way. IE and Safari store items in cache uncompressed, while other browser store the compressed file – maximizing the utilization of cache size limits.
Impact of 3rd Parties on US Site for Chinese Users
Everyone in the web performance community should know by now that 3rd party tags that load synchronously will impact end user experience. Yet, the majority of top US sites still have not solved this problem. Of course users from China are impacted the most due to the “Great Firewall“.