How to Make your website speed amazingly fast
While developing a website, many of us don't care about page speed. What we do care about is the look and feel of it and the result it should give. Website load doesn’t seem to be a big deal at the beginning, but it’s not when more than 30% of the users leave the site when it is taking more than 5 seconds to load which leads to decrease in sales of the product you want to introduce through the site you have created. As the purpose of developing a site may ruin due to the page speed of the site.
Here are some tips which will help you to increase the performance of your site:
While developing site developers use spaces and comments to make it more readable and help other developers understand the codes. However, it becomes a drawback when serving pages. So minifying the files will remove all these unwanted spaces and unnecessary comments for the performing pages. These minified files will work as fine as not minified amplified ones while reducing file size, network bandwidth, and load time.
REMOVE UNUSED ELEMENTS
Every element included inside the DOM sends a request to the server. More significant the number of elements higher will be the number of requests which lags the site speed. So we must include elements that are needed to function the page. There may be many unused elements like CSS, js, which are only used for specific pages. Also, there may be a large portion of codes that are not used for initial page render. So, we must split these types of codes and use them accordingly.
When a user visits the website for the first time, they download every single element present there. But if we use caching on our site, it saves those downloaded elements to the user browser for the next time visit. This reduces the amount of content that needs to be loaded from the server, which significantly reduces the time to load pages.
USE OPTIMIZED IMAGES
Images often load the site with high bytes of downloaded content. So, optimized images save large numbers of bytes and improve performance.
CHOOSE A FAST HOSTING SERVER
Fast Server obviously serves page requests faster which results in faster loading of websites. Fast Server means quick response time for all the HTTP requests during page loading
USE EXTERNAL PLATFORMS FOR THIRD-PARTY CONTENT OR LARGE CONTENT
Using CDN or iframes for the large content or third-party content like videos, libraries for gallery, sliders, and more. This idea reduces the page request to the hosting server.
REDUCE THE NUMBER OF PLUGINS
Plugins are the libraries for certain functionality which use lots of resources and send lots of requests to the server. So, using a limited number of plugins will improve the page speed of the site.
USE LAZY- LOADING
Lazy loading is the concept of loading the top section faster and the converted part later. So we can use lazy loading for quick pages which prioritize the top appearing area for a better user experience.
MAKE WEBSITE RESPONSIVE
Responsive design can help you solve a lot of problems for your website. It will make your site mobile-friendly, improve the way it looks on devices with both large and small screens, and increase the number of time visitors spend on your site. It can also help you improve your rankings in search engines.