CSS data URIs and Resource Packages
In the last few days Steve Souders has blogged about two interesting web performance ideas.
The other is a proposal by Alexander Limi for bundling page components in a single zip file called a Resource Package. Instead of forcing the browser to make dozens of HTTP requests for multiple JS, CSS, and image files, core components can be grouped into a single zipped request, slashing the number of HTTP requests. Steve offers a thorough analysis of the proposal, along with some data on the effect this would have on the Alexa Top 10 US sites.
At the end he drops the exciting news that Firefox 3.7 will offer support for Resource Packages. Read Steve’s post here.Both comments and pings are currently closed.