14 Rules for Faster-Loading Web Sites by Quora Founder Charlie Cheever


Steve Souders’ 14 rules are…

  • Make Fewer HTTP Requests
  • Use a Content Delivery Network
  • Add an Expires Header
  • Gzip Components
  • Put Stylesheets at the Top
  • Put Scripts at the Bottom
  • Avoid CSS Expressions
  • Make JavaScript and CSS External
  • Reduce DNS Lookups
  • Minify JavaScript
  • Avoid Redirects
  • Remove Duplicate Scripts
  • Configure ETags
  • Make AJAX Cacheable

References:

http://www.bigfastblog.com/quoras-technology-examined#charlie-cheever-follows-14-rules-for-faster-loading-web-sites