To make the conditions the best or the most favorable.

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How big sites scale up and optimize to massive traffic?

How do sites like Facebook and Twitter optimize their sites for massive traffic. Aside from spending big bucks on getting the best servers, what can be optimized in your code to accommodate massive ...
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How do I compress my JavaScript and/or CSS?

I know that there are ways to dynamically load it into the page, but if I want to compress my code so it loads even faster, how do I do it?
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drupal site speed increase

I'm using a drupal site with a theme from rockettheme. The users are member users. The problem is for unknown reason the site is very slow. Takes around 20 seconds to open the page. I have tried ...
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When to use and not to use ETags

I was just looking at our site on WebPageTest.org and one of their recommendations for speeding up a website is: ETag headers should generally not be used unless you have an explicit reason to ...
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What is a good program for optimizing images on a website?

I have some extensive website that I need to analyze the images and see if they can be optimized. Can any one recommend a good program for this?
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Companies that provide user information / targeting API?

Are there any companies that provide simple APIs to get user information or targeting data on website visitors? Essentially some anonymous version of the data used by advertising companies to target ...
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Common optimizations to reduce HTML or XHTML page size?

What are some common optimizations performed to reduce HTML or XHTML page size? Some that come to mind are: removing comments, removing extraneous whitespace, moving repetitive inline styles to a ...
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How is the pagespeed in google webmaster tools measured?

With the inclusion of the page performance in the google ranking algorithm, What things can be done to get better figures on the webmaster tools performance measure? if the onload method of the page ...
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Should I combine js/css files into a single file?

Both YSlow and Google's Page Speed add-ons recommend combining script (and style) files into a single file each to reduce the number of HTTP requests, and I can certainly see the point of this when ...
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Are there services that specialize in converting design into layout?

Are there reasonably-priced services that will take a PSD design concept that was created by a local designer and generate at least a first take on decent HTML? I know what I want (content-first, ...
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CSS reduction for faster loading / less bandwidth

Is compacting CSS / Removing unused rules for a specific page worthwhile in terms of bandwidth or can we rely on caching (headers/last-modified) to remove this overhead in the wild? Cheers Also, ...
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What can I do to reduce the file size of my images?

Working with some wordpress themes I've been modifying some of the image files and noticed that my edited versions are sometimes 3-4x larger than the original (saved using the same format). I don't ...