Andy King interview

March 10, 2003

Last month I mentioned and recommended Andy King's new book, Speed Up Your Site: Web Site Optimization. Today Adrian Holovaty has posted an interview with Andy.

Adrain and Andy discuss web optimization within the context of news sites, but Andy's advice holds true for almost any other type of site.

Topics covered include:

  • Decreased performance caused by the overuse of online ads
  • Chunking of long stories into smaller, more quickly downloaded sections.
  • The percentage of the online population still using modems
  • Optimal download times and page sizes to aim for
  • Proper use PDFs, images, and other girthy file type
  • Using "high-bandwidth" and "low-bandwidth" versions of sites
  • Semantic markup

Posted by Andrew at March 10, 2003 10:13 PM