How To Use Minification to Decrease Page Loading Times

By HTMLGoodies Staff

Mobile computing has changed things for web developers. No longer can they use huge graphics or excessive scripts and they must use plugins sparingly, if at all. Google now counts page loading speed when it determines page rank for search engine results. Page loading times can be decreased by using the one of the many code minification tools that are available to minify your scripts.

Along with the reduction of large images on your website's pages, code minification is an excellent way to speed up the loading of your pages. The YUI Compressor from Yahoo is a great example of a JavaScript/CSS minifier that you can use to compress your scripts. By using YUI Compressor you can shrink your code up to 50% while preserving its operational functionality.

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