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Note: Archived Content

This is the archived version of the Zoompf blog. Since our acquisition by Rigor, all our new research and posts on web performance are being published on The Rigor Blog

Browser Performance Issues with Charsets

Not defining a character set or where you do define it can cause poor performance for your website’s visitors. In this post we will discuss character sets and how best to define them to avoid web performance problems. At their core, HTML documents are just a series of bytes. The character set (or charset) for […]

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Expanding Rezipping

This post is a follow up to the previous post “Rezipping Web Resources for Fun and Profit.” In that article, we showed that many common web files, such as MS Office documents, Silverlight applications, Java Applets, and more are really just Zip files with a special structure of files inside. By rezipping a file (unzipping […]

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Rezipping Web Resources for Fun and Profit

One large area of web performance optimization is reducing the size of your content. Most people know about obvious techniques like HTTP compression, minifying, or removing extra data from images. However there is one size-reduction technique that does not seem to be common knowledge for most web performance junkies: Rezipping. Let us start with a […]

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Performance Questions to Ask Hosting Providers: Log File Access

(This is the second article in a series of articles about performance questions you should ask when choosing a hosting provider. The first article in the series is here) Last time we covered the most important question you should ask a hosting provider: What control do I have over the web server. This time we […]

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Performance Questions to Ask Hosting Providers: Web Server Configuration

Hosting a web application can be annoying and time consuming. There is the cost of the hardware. There is the time configuring, administering, and patching the operating system, web server, and other software. There is the security risk of exposing a machine onto the Internet. So it’s no surprise that many people and companies use […]

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