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by: rltegantvoort January 3, 2013 2:17 PM PST

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by rltegantvoort - 1/3/13 2:17 PM

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So I am in the process of building a website for the first time and I feel like a have a pretty good handle on Dreamweaver for only working with it about a month or two. I just don't know any of the shortcuts or how to optimize. But I ran FireBug on my webpage and the score I am receiving is anywhere from 50/100 to 65/100.

I receive two Red Bullets = Leverage Browser Caching and Enable Compression.

Two Yellow Triangles (sometimes 3) = Combine Images into CSS Sprites and Optimize Images. (Inline Small JavaScript)(doesn't show on home page)

This seems way to low for this simple website. The size of the pages are from 10KB to 22KB which 22KB is one of my picture archive. This site is supposed to be mostly pictures with little text.

I have been shrinking my original pictures which are used as hyperlinks to thumbnails to view full size. But the images were 4000 x 3000 so I am shrinking to 1200 x 900 which still is giving me a 300KB image. Is this too big still?

I guess what I am asking is what can I do to make my site more efficient and run better? Shrink Images more, Compress Images (GZip), Clean Up Code/CSS, etc? Also I am wondering what exactly FireBug is telling me to do to fix the website?

Obviously the website is not finished since you won't be able to read hardly any of the text! But I feel this could be a major issue and don't want to move much further ahead until its cleared up.

http://www.msifab.com

Don't be too harsh ha!

Thank you in advance,
Ryan

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