Archive for the ‘Devel’ Category

14 rules for fast web pages

June 5, 2007

Very informative presentation on speeding up page load and rendering times.

http://www.skrenta.com/2007/05/14_rules_for_fast_web_pages_by_1.html

I read through the slides, and I’m looking forward to reading the whole book on safari.

Internet Explorer Developer Toolbar

March 7, 2007

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=e59c3964-672d-4511-bb3e-2d5e1db91038&displaylang=en

Firefox performance problems with Firebug

February 22, 2007

I use the firebug extension in firefox very frequently, and I really recommend it. However, it does appear to cause some problems, at least when running firefox on Linux.

When firebug is running, firefox seems to freeze up for a second or more, and the cpu load spikes up. In a new firefox session, everything seems to work fine. But over time, the problem gets worse, and I usually end up having to restart firefox at least once daily. Really a bummer for productivity.

I think I found at least a partial workaround: by disabling firebug when I’m not actively using it, the problem is much less severe. I can’t say that it goes away completely, but at least firefox is still usable.

On the firefox menu: Tools -> Firebug -> Disable Firebug