Extreme HTML Optimization: Manual or Automatic Optimization?
Extreme HTML Optimization
Manual or Automatic Optimization?
Using these tools, entire sites or directories can be automatically optimized with drag-and-drop ease. Optimization is usually the last step in the production process, where the original unoptimized version is saved for later revisions. It would be nice if we could integrate one of these optimizers into an FTP program, perhaps with a client scripting mechanism (Applescript etc.).
Automatic optimization can only go so far. For maximum control you need to do it by hand. First, rethink what elements are absolutely necessary. The idea is to get the first screen to the user as fast as possible.
We created a simple optimizer script to clean up extra spaces and comments (non-SSI comments that is). We run this script as the last step in our CRON that build the home page. This script is available as open source.
Revised: Mar. 16, 2001