Speed up your website
Slow websites lose credibility and user interest, and are even judged less attractive than comparable sites. Here's how to zoom it up.
Scirra, a two-man startup, has done great research on easy (relatively) ways to increase website responsiveness. Details like page size matter, since larger pages take longer to transmit and load. Scirra believes Content Management Systems bloat the code and slow down response. So do social media buttons.
No speed kills
I'm really hungry for some more advanced (if you will) techniques as I don't know what else to do with our pages (they are fast mind you, I'd just like to make them faster still).
CWIZO on news.ycombinator.com
However, the single biggest speedup I ever got (on Wordpress) was in pushing MySQL onto a separate machine from the web server. Nothing else has come close in my experience.
jacques_chester on news.ycombinator.com
Nope nope nope
In the 1980s, Texas Instruments did an internal study and found that any computer delay longer than a half-second broke the user's train of thought. Do you think our attention spans are even shorter now? If so, comment below. Quickly.