Considerations for Web Development

[WWW Link]The Quiet Death of the Major Re-Launch    [New Window]
The above article explains why continuous design improvements can be a better method than a major site re-launch. This also explains why site improvement services— like the services that I offer— can provide real value to an existing Website.
[Webpage Copy or 'Mirror']visualLogic February 2000: Are your pages upside down?
Original Source: (February 2000)
Top-of-page or above the fold navigation and content; along with gradients of complexity, both down the page and into the site. I am providing a copy of this exceptional commentary only to make it reliably available.
[Webpage Copy or 'Mirror']Fast Loading Pages: A Fresh Look at Internet Speed
Original Source: (Aug 1, 2002)
"Should it be your priority to engage the visitor in your web site so that they do not have a second to think of moving on? Yes of course it should, and at many points Yahoo is like this. [It] becomes intensely clear why Yahoo is the most visited web site in the World today and will continue to be in the near future. Yahoo is stickier than almost every other site [as] it focuses on giving its visitors what they want— Speed and Content in equal proportions."

   Some details in the above article are clearly dated. However, after close to a decade, what it says is as relevant today as when it was first written. The below commentary (which was also written years ago) elaborates further on this need to deliver Content with Speed.

[HTML format Notes]The NEED for Speed and the rest of the story
An updated copy of my commentary about Web loading performance to deliver content.
[WWW Link]The Web Page Analyzer (Beta)    [New Window]
"Free Website Performance Tool and Web Page Speed Analysis". Note: This works fairly well when the provided Web address (url) is to an uncompressed (X)HTML file.
To evaluate this site try  ... which is a plain xhtml version of my Homepage, and happens to also be one of the slower loading pages in this site. (I do re-use the same images and style sheets throughout this site. I also load .png images using a separate subdomain, to try and Optimize Parallel Downloads.)

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