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What is an appropriate total page size for a homepage, including full-screen background images so that they load fast but don't look blurry?

I am in a dilemma. My customer wants to put several nice pictures as a background on Homepage, each of them being 1200 x 650 and sized about 1.5MB. I tried to compress them to a reasonable size at ...
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Importance of minimal markup on a page?

Having minimal HTML on a page used to be believed to be a ranking factor (not necessarily a huge one, but still something). For example, Moz.com's 2013 SEO study assigned a degree of value to "Total ...
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links per page and page size limits [duplicate]

This is a setup I have on my site photo directory pages: On the desktop site, Users can choose to select one from a maximum of 100, 200 or 500 photo thumbnails per page. I feel now at the rate ...
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How to get the size of a web page (its content)?

How can you find what a particular web page is in size (i.e. MBs)? Before you could right click on a page and choose 'Show Page Info' and there it was. What about now? EDIT: Ideally a way to do it in ...
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Page size (HTML) is 200KB. Any problems?

I have created a contact form page that is unfortunately kinda big. The HTML size is 200KB. Although I know with everything else considered (images, scripts etc.) most pages are much heavier than ...
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Is there a maximum size that web pages should be kept under?

Posted this on SO before Ben Voigt was nice enough to direct me here. Anywho, here is my question: When I say size I'm talking about bytes not pixels. I'm curious if there is any consensus on what ...
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Track page size of web app for performance

I'm about to start trialling optimisations on my web application (apache & tomcat). My main interest right now is: The total page size (including external js files such as jquery) The number of ...
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Should I use gzip for compressing my HTML?

I saw from an online tester that my HTML can be compressed about 90%! Is it good practice to use gzip or not? I see that lot sites don't use it. For me it would improve traffic, as some pages ...
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What width should the center column be in a 3 column layout?

Monitors have gotten wider over time and as a result webpages have had an ever-widening center column. What is the current recommendation for middle column width? Is there an organisation that ...
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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 ...