If you’re making a web page and want to get the maximum performance rate possible, you will want the page to load as quickly as possible in the browser. This can be done without making major changes to the appearance of the over-all function of the page.
You can achieve this by simply reducing the amount of bytes that a client or viewer has to download. You can use something called Page Speed featured by Firefox.
Page Speed is an extension that looks at web pages and gives ideas on how to improve them for greater performance and speed.
There is another tool called YSlow which can also give excellent ideas on how to improve your page so that it loads faster in a browser.
You can find both of these tools on the internet. You can also get the page to load faster in the browser by compressing your images.
Extra information is embedded in files, most of the time including the name of the program who wrote them. Some images such as PNG files can be reduced by simply changing the way the image in encoded. These changes do nothing to change the look of the page, and the compressed image is an identical twin to the uncompressed image without as many bytes.
You will want to compress all images in the page, and when done successfully, it will show the compressed version. If you are using Page Speed, and you are to use the minimized version of an image, go to the panel in Page Speed and simply click the link of the compressed version and save it.
To use it, all you need to do is to click the link, save the minimized file and change your HTML to get to the minimized file. It is advised to keep the original file in case you ever want to make changes to it.
Another suggestion to get web pages to load faster in the browser is to remove unused CSS. CSS files are the files that contain rules that apply style attributes to elements in a web page. However if no rules apply to any elements in the page, removing it will simply have a result of fewer bytes being sent to the client. No change in the look of the page will result however.
You must be careful though because external sheets may be included by more than one page and you will only want to remove the rules that no page is using. Page Speed has a tool that can tell you which rules are not being used. Use this on all pages so it is able to tell you which rules are used and which are not.
Make sure to run these tools on each and every page often and to keep an eye on any problems that may arise and fix them promptly. Doing these simple things will greatly increase your loading speed of web pages in a browser.