Help with gzip

Discussion in 'Web Design and Development' started by gescom, Jul 24, 2012.

  1. gescom macrumors regular

    gescom

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    #1
    I recently made website for a friend via iWeb and stored onto dropbox under the public folder. He purchased the site name and we setup a url redirect with success. :)

    Since then I am looking to optimize the site for speed and I read about gzip compression.

    The question is how can I enable this? :eek: All my research is suggesting I cannot with the current setup or maybe I am just way off.

    The website is www.turningleafcabins.com

    I have checked it with Google Developer site and it comes back as not being gzipped. :confused: Any help is much appreciated.
     
  2. marcusj0015 macrumors 65816

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    I'm not sure about how to enable it on the backend, but I do know that the browser has to advertise Gzip support / request gzipped resources.

    Protip, have all of your static files, already gzipped, it makes serving them quicker.
     
  3. Dunmail macrumors regular

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    Gzipping resources is just one aspect of site performance and not every resource needs gzipping - jpeg images are already compressed for example. I'd run YSlow over the site to see what other recommendations it has - you can get it as an add-on for both Chrome and Firefox.

    Also check out the book "High Performance Web Sites" by Steve Souders.
     

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