Keep Request Counts Low and Transfer Sizes Small
Minimize Request Counts for Page Performance
How to Keep Request Counts Low and Transfer Sizes Small
Removing or reducing the number of files, and their size, will go a long way to improving the user experience. Now, there is not a one-size-fits-all approach to this, so these optimizations can take many forms, such as using CSS sprites, reducing page redirects, compressing images, etc. If it has been a while since you reviewed your web page performance, you can run a quick website speed test, from multiple locations, to see how fast your pages load from various locations. You can also review any elements that may be slowing down your pages. Web page performance is a continual process and should be reviewed regularly, especially for pages that are critical to driving revenue growth.
Lighthouse is an open-source tool that is used to run an audit against your web pages and provides scores and suggestions for improving page performance, accessibility, SEO, and more.
PageSpeed Insights is a tool created by Google that reports on the performance of a page on both mobile and desktop devices, and provides suggestions on how that page may be improved.