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Lean Websites by Barbara Bermes

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Chapter 1Performance Simply Matters

A Lean Website

This book, Lean Websites, examines the causes behind bloated and slow websites, dissects which assets of your page are necessary, which are nice to have, and which are not necessary at all and can be removed to shed some weight. It will help you understand what causes websites to be slow, and how to look for efficiency while maintaining the quality originally envisioned for your site.

The title of the book includes the word lean. So what does the word mean?

“Lean” is used in this book to describe both the nature of the product we create and the process of creating it. Keeping a product lean means removing anything that might impede its performance. In the case of a website, this means keeping ...

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