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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

Improving Performance by Replacing British with American English

At Zoompf, we are always focused on bringing you the best guidance on how to optimize your website for faster frontend performance. In the past, we promoted optimizations such as lossy image optimizations or better GZIP support long before they became common place. In Zoompf’s role as a web performance visionary discovering new methods to […]

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Performance aspects of Google’s HTML/CSS Style Guide

Today Google released their HTML/CSS Style Guide. While it is full of great advice to help manage a growing code base among multiple developers, I thought it would be interested to review the web performance implications of each of its recommendations. Despite being a just style guide, nearly all of its rules had performance ramifications. […]

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META Refresh Nullifies Caching for IE6 and IE7

There has been some interesting discussion recently on the mailing list for Google’s Page Speed performance tool. Brian Brophy rediscovered a critical performance bug in Internet Explorer that Joseph Smarr had found nearly 3 years ago. Both Internet Explorer 6 and 7 are affected by this bug . IE8 is not affected. To summarize, the […]

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Cruft inside Microsoft Word HTML files

We were recently on-site with a client helping them fix some issues when we happened to see this directory containing some HTML files. Well that’s odd. Why do some of those HTML files have one icon and different HTML files have another icon? We examined the source code for one of the HTML files with […]

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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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