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Let's make the web faster - Google Code

In this section, you can discover performance best practices that real web professionals employ in their everyday work. These practices have improved the user experience for millions of users and we hope they are useful for other web developers. Web metrics: Size and number of resources This article contains various statistics about web pages, including details about embedded resources such as images, scripts and stylesheets. Use compression to make the web faster Gzip compression helps reduce the time required to download web pages. Capturing and analyzing browser paint events using Page Speed Activity Capture and analyze browser paint events using the Page Speed Activity Panel's paint snapshot feature. Compressing your JavaScript with Closure Compiler Speed download times for webpages by compressing your JavaScript with Closure Compiler.

CSS: Using every declaration just once How gzip compression works HTTP caching Make the mobile web faster. The 10 Most Important Skills You Need to be a Web Designer. Here are my top 10 web design skills that you WILL need to master to become an effective web designer.

The 10 Most Important Skills You Need to be a Web Designer

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Your priorities may be different (and my priorities may be different a few months down the line). And I’d add that you don’t need all these skills in any particular measure to make it in web design. . #1. I’m convinced the #1 most important skill for a web designer is the ability to use words effectively. Effective wording is of singular importance in several highly important factors in the success of web pages:

Eye tracking study reveals 12 website tactics. Eye tracking studies have revealed valuable information about how people read and interact with websites.

Eye tracking study reveals 12 website tactics

One study, Eyetrack III, published a summary of their eye tracking results for news sites. While this is just one eye tracking study focused on a particular type of site, I think there are instructive nuggets here for any informational website. In no particular order, here are 12 results I found particularly interesting. 1.Headlines draw eyes before pictures. This might be surprising for some people since the trend has been to add photos and graphics specifically to draw the eye. But the participants in this study looked at headlines, especially in the upper left of the page, before they looked at photos when they landed on a page. 2. This means you should front-load your headlines with the most interesting and provocative words. 3. The implication is the same as before. 4. No nonsense. 5. Be careful with this one. 6. 7. 8. 9.

This is another one you have to be wary of.