Use these 7 Tips to increase the Speed of your Site
Page speed is important if you want to rank on google. I recently managed to do this:
In this article, I’ll share how I managed to make my site fast and some of the things I noticed that slowed it down.
Bundling your Scripts to reduce their File Size
When scripts are sent across the web, they contain a lot of unnecessary bloat. Unlike humans, computers can read code even if its just a bunch of characters, so reducing any excess is going to help increase the speed of your page. There are many bundlers like webpack, which will automatically take your scripts and optimize the file size. Make sure you are using them!
Use Purge CSS
Purge CSS checks your entire code for unused selectors and removes them from your style sheet.
Reduce the Size of your Images
Images are some of the biggest files that you send across the network. You want to have your images to be as low resolution as possible, without reducing the quality.
Avoid unnecessary Libraries
Often, I would throw a library or package at a problem I was having. I really advise against this, because you end up having to undo a lot of the implementation once you want to increase the page of your site and these excess libraries are increasing the overhead.
Render the Website on the Server instead of the Browser
Avoid iFrame Embeddings if possible
It can be tempting to include a social media iFrame widget, but these are going to slow down your site considerably. Although you took care of adjusting the size of all your images to fit your website, Facebook and Twitter are not, so be ready to take a speed hit when you embed their content.