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Make your Website Faster with 5 Easy Steps

Almost everyone uses the internet every day for different purposes. What you do varies, but Google, news sites, social media, and Youtube are at the top. In recent years, e-commerce has also skyrocketed and now nine out of ten are shopping online.

In line with the increased internet usage, the demands on your website’s quality and speed also increase. You quickly lose your visitors if your website has a loading time of a few seconds. To keep track of your website, you can test the loading time for both desktop and mobile using the Google Page Speed ​​tool, which also provides suggestions for improvements.

Five effective tips for speeding up your site!

We have talked more closely with Camelonta’s own experienced web development experts. Below we have listed our five best tips on actions you can do at once to speed up your website. Good luck!

Cache

Cache is one of the most effective tools we have for optimizing the performance of a site! Caching is a technique that means that content is stored temporarily by the server or in some cases by your browser. Every time a user visits your site a lot of questions are asked to the server; “Download five news”, “Download these pictures”, “Create menu” etc. This obviously takes some time for the server to develop.

The cache is the result of all these issues being copied and stored. The next user who visits the page instead gets the copied result directly, which means that the server does not have to generate the content again. This almost always results in a significantly faster charging time.

Tip! Remember to test how fast the site is on 3G as well as 4G and not just when you are connected to a WiFi.

Image Optimization

Images often form a large part of a “weight” website and therefore a decrease in size can often improve the loading time. The goal is to get as small a file size as possible while maintaining good quality.

Lazy loading

Lazy loading is a technology that delays the loading of a particular resource on a website until it is actually needed. For example, if a page has an image that the user needs to scroll down to see, then it is displayed (loaded) only when the user has scrolled down to the view in which the image is located.

Merge or minify your CSS and JavaScript files

Usually, a website has several CSS and JavaScript files and when the page loads, a single call is made to retrieve the respective file. Bundling weaves together all files (CSS or JavaScript) into one file, which means that only one call needs to be made. Minifying means reducing the size of the file without affecting its functionality. That is, spaces and line breaks are removed and the variables names are shortened. Here you can read about bundling and minification in Umbraco.

Script placement

Important to place the script tag for a JavaScript in a way that it does not block the loading of the HTML content, that is, the content of the website. It does this either by placing the script at the end of the body of the HTML document or in the head tag combined with the attribute “defer”.

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