Pedal Room Blog
Dec 15 2009

Making Pedal Room Faster

Today's small improvement was making Pedal Room a bit faster.

First and foremost, we now load random photos on the home page (and browse bikes page) after the rest of the page has finished loading. This makes the rest of the page load faster than normal, while images take about as long as before to load.

We also spent a good amount of time tweaking the server, and added far-future cache-expire headers to static images, CSS, and JavaScript. We also added ETags that work properly. In English, this means that your browser should keep a local copy of static images and files so that it doesn't have to load as much on every page.

We still have a lot we can and will do to make Pedal Room faster! Tomorrow we may do more speed improvements, or maybe something different. Stay tuned!

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