Chapter 8. High-performance stylesheets
This chapter covers
- Stylesheet concatenation
- Stylesheet and asset compression
- Strategies for reducing and parallelizing image requests
- Selector performance and optimization strategies
In the last chapter, you learned how stylesheets, due to their heavy reliance on external assets, can become a serious maintenance burden. But even worse, stylesheets can be the source of myriad client-side performance issues and the dreaded “mixed content” warning.
But by following the best practices of client-side performance, you may be able to shave seconds off of your page load times. This can have a significant impact on your search engine rankings, user engagement, and goal conversion metrics. There are whole ...