August 17, 2019

Saturday Optimizations

Will Hankinson @SimianLogic

I did an optimization pass back when I took over the site, but I haven't really looked at anything since Google switched to mobile-first indexing. I found a lot of stuff worth fixing:

  • no cache headers on any static assets (!)
  • never actually switched over to http2
  • lots of oversized/uncompressed images
  • lots of images that could be deferred

Those got me from 30 to 63. Cutting ads would get me up to a 91, but not sure if that's worth it (mobile ads were ~$60 in the last 30 days).

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