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Performance Guidelines

Our experience and research have let us create a set of performance guidelines that we keep in mind when working on web sites. As it happens, we find that our guidelines mostly match those of Yahoo and Google and other companies that do best-in-breed web development.

With one exception, we believe these rules can make any web site better. They may help high-content, high-traffic sites more than sites with less content and traffic, but even personal web sites benefit from good performance. The exception in these guidelines is the use of a Content Delivery Network (CDN). A CDN makes sense if you have enough ...

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