Questions tagged [compression]

Compression is the reduction in size of data in order to save space or transmission time. For data transmission, compression can be performed on just the data content or on the entire transmission unit (including header data) depending on a number of factors.

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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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Effective methods of reducing bandwidth (and thus page load times)?

What are the most effective methods when it comes to reducing the amount of bandwidth a website needs to render a page? Aggressive caching? Minifying JS/CSS? Gzip? CMS? Sprites?
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Proper use of Content-Encoding

I've heard it suggested that using setting a page's Content-Encoding to zip or gzip will drive down load times and reduce bandwidth. Is this worth implementing for the average site or only sites with ...
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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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