Posted on January 12, 2011
By Brandon Keepers
We want to make your sites faster without you having to think about it. As Yahoo explains in their Best Practices for Speeding Up Your Web Site, minimizing the number of HTTP requests is an essential step:
80% of the end-user response time is spent on the front-end. Most of this time is tied up in downloading all the components in the page: images, stylesheets, scripts, Flash, etc. Reducing the number of components in turn reduces the number of HTTP requests required to render the page. This is the key to faster pages.