With a lot of tracking tools available, now you can easily check the loading time of your websites and see whether they perform well. Optimizing loading speed or minimizing loading time is very important because long loading time might make your visitors frustrating and not coming back to your websites.
Here are some tips to make your website load faster:
1: Use Clean-written code
A clean-written code is the basis for page loading speed optimization. You can use the W3C Markup Validation Service to check the markup of your web documents.
2: Use CSS instead of graphics
Images make your web pages slower. Some web designers decide to use image for styled text and other decorative elements (e.g. rounded corners ) on their web pages. Surely images will make your web page to display exactly how you intend them to show in every situation. But more images usually cause longer loading time.
If you have to use images, you need to resize and optimize the images and do not use images that are larger than they will be displayed in your web pages.
3: Reduce your codes
Reducing the web document size can significantly improve performance. If you are using a CMS, do not install unnecessary plugins. Always check to see if there is a better alternative to the plugin.
5: Use optimization tools
Thanks to many Firefox extensions like YSlow and Firebug, web developers can use these powerful tools to test their codes. For example, With YSlow, it is possible to determine the time to load the files and to load the entire site.
With asynchronous scripts, your page can render more quickly because the scripts can be loaded in the background instead of forcing users to wait for the scripts to finish loading before showing the web pages
8: Use caching plugin for your CMS
No matter which CMS you are using, plugin does a lot of work for you, but it increases your loading time as well. Excessive loading time can limit your traffic, lower your Google search rank and affect your website’s overall potential. However, a free or low cost caching plugin can easily prevent this lag.
9: Remove unnecessary code spaces and breaks