Page loading speed is definitely a significant part of a website’s user experience; nobody would like to stay in a website that takes too long to load. Sometimes the developers concentrate much on the aesthetics, some functionality or on the content of the websites. But all that the user wants to have is a good experience when they visit your site. They care more about the loading speed rather than the bells and designs added on to the websites. Nowadays, page loading speed is becoming a crucial factor when it comes to search engine ranking.
Here are a few tips which the developers can follow to speed up the website:
- Setting up the Gulp: In the process of improving the speed of a website, the first thing one can do is, setting up a good working environment. For setting up such an environment, we need to install the Gulp globally so that we can access it from anywhere on our computer. Later we can go to the project folder and install it based on the developmental dependencies.
- Concatenating CSS and JS Files: Concatenation of files also helps in speeding up the website; it’s nothing but integrating all the .css files into a single .css file and similarly all .js files into a single .js file. So execution of a single file definitely takes less time when compared to the execution of bunch of files.
- Optimizing Images: When we run PageSpeed insights, it generally checks the size of the images; whether the images are larger than they actually have to be. Image optimization is nothing but striping the metadata from the images which reduces the file size a bit. While optimizing, we can use gulp-svgmin for SVG files and gulp-imagemin for raster images.
- Minifying HTML docs: HTML files are probably the files where we can see much savings in the file size. In order to minify the HTML docs, we can make use of gulp-minify-html.
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