Faster page loads by combining/compressing Javascript & CSS

May 29, 2007 by · 3 Comments 

I just saw an interesting article and had to test it out on a new site I'm developing (sorry no link to that). The article "Make your pages load faster by combining and compressing javascript and css files" includes a PHP script and directions for easily and automatically combining and compressing your Javascript & CSS pages.

Now, I know what you're thinking... If you've got 4 JS files for a total of 50KB then combined they're still going to take 50KB. Yeah, that's 100% true. You're probably also thinking, "why should I compress my pages when httpd can do that on the fly?" Well, yeah, that's also true.

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