HTTP Compression: Compressing Files, How Low Can You Go?

Posted: February 23rd, 2010

HTTP compression on IIS is easy to enable with tools such as httpZip or ZipEnable and requires no client-side configuration to obtain benefits, making it a very smart way to get extra performance and a better user experience. It’s well known that there is a limited amount of bandwidth on most Internet connections and anything […]

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HTTP Compression : Smaller, Faster… Better

Posted: August 17th, 2009

What is HTTP compression and how does it work? HTTP compression is a long-established Web standard in which a GZip or Deflate encoding method is applied to the payload of an HTTP response, significantly compressing the resource before it is transported across the Web. When data is encoded using a compressed format like GZip or […]

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Request Reduction – The Cool, but Clunky Method

Posted: April 24th, 2009

Yesterday we saw an interesting effort from Digg to address the problem of multiple requests and its effect on page speed. Recently there has been growing interest in various schemes for request bundling. For example, a way to use data URIs in most browsers was shown here: http://www.hedgerwow.com/360/dhtml/base64-image/code.txt. It is ugly, but mostly works. In […]

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