About Web Design Book - Chapter 12
Link 12-1: Eight Seconds, Plus or Minus Two
That's all the time you have to get your Web page up and running. And WebSiteOptimization.com will help you improve your page speeds.
Link 12-2: Web Site Optimization
Learn tips to help your Web pages download as quickly as possible.
Link 12-3: Curvy Corners
You can create curvy corners on your Web pages without any images at all.
Link 12-4: CSS Drop-Caps
And you can create drop-caps with just CSS.
Link 12-8: Optimize Flash Fonts
Fonts in Flash can make them huge to download. Learn how to make them smaller.
Link 12-9: Optimize Flash Shapes
Shapes in Flash can take up a lot of space too. But Flash has a built-in optimizer.
Link 12-11: Optimizing GIF Images
Compare how big and small GIF images are when you change the direction of the lines in them.
Link 12-12: Dithering GIF Images
Dithering can make your GIF images much larger than they need to be. But sometimes that's the only way to get the gradients you want.
Link 12-14: Elements of Style
Strunk and White may have been writing about grammar for print, but their rules are just as applicable to the Web.
Link 12-15: Font vs. CSS
There are many reasons why you should stop using the font tag and start using CSS.
Link 12-17: Divitis
Avoid using div tags for everything.
Link 12-18: What is the Semantic Web?
Learn how to write HTML semantically and join the ranks of the semantic Web.
Link 12-19: Don't Use Tables for Layout
It's not a good idea to use tables for layout as your web pages will not be as accessible as those that use CSS.
Link 12-20: Remove Comments for Speed
Comments can add a lot of bloat to Web pages. It's best to remove them if you don't need them so that they don't make your pages load more slowly.
Link 12-21: Extreme HTML Optimization
Make your pages as small as humanly possible with extreme HTML optimization.
Link 12-16: Using Style Classes and IDs
In order to be good at CSS you should understand the basics of classes and IDs.
Link 12-23; CSS Font Property
Change the font using the CSS font property.
Link 12-24: CSS Margin Property
Change the margins on your elements with the CSS margin property.
Link 12-27: CSS List-style Property
Change the list styles with the CSS list-style property.
Link 12-28: CSS Background Property
Change the background of your elements with the CSS background property.
Link 12-29: HTTP Compression
Make your Web pages as small as you can by compressing them before they're sent.
Link 12-25: CSS Padding Property
Change the padding around your elements with the CSS padding property.
Link 12-30: mod_gzip
Your server will need gzip and mod_gzip installed in order to use HTTP compression.
Link 12-26: CSS Border Property
Change the border around your elements with the CSS border property.