Why You Should Always Backup

Published on Feb 22, 2009 by Jamie Munro

Man, what a week it has been.  As you may have noticed it's been a few days too many since my last post.  The reason for that is a hectic week at work has prevented me from having time.

Now that the week is over and it was hectic because of my own stupidity, I mine as well write an article about it to save you some time.

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Tags: gzip | mysqldump | tar | Theory

YSlow - Helping slow web pages load faster

Published on Feb 11, 2009 by Jamie Munro

This article is a continuation to my article about FirebugYSlow is an add-on to Firebug that helps developers determine why a site is loading slowly.

After you install YSlow, if you open up Firebug in Mozilla a new tab will now appear called "YSlow".  The next steps would be to load a web site that you want to check it's performance.  After the web site has loaded, click the YSlow tab, if the results don't compile automatically, click the Performance button to run the diagnostics.

The grading is made up of 13 steps.  For each step you receive a grade from A to F.  An overall grade is compiled in the same format.

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Tags: CSS | Javascript | firebug | Optimization | yslow | etags | gzip | Theory | JavaScript