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Twitter Bootstrap Web Development How-To by David Cochran

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Optimizing and customizing (Should know)

It's almost time to take this website online. Let's get things ready by optimizing our files for better performance. While we're at it, we'll customize a few key design elements to begin making the design our own.

An optimized website loads faster. It reduces unnecessary load on your web server. And it helps improve your ranking in major search engines. We can't cover all aspects of site optimization in this brief book, but we can take two steps that will make a big difference:

  • Trimming down our CSS and JavaScript files by removing unused code
  • Using the minified versions of the CSS and JavaScript files

Bootstrap provides a great tool to help us get this done.

It also provides options for quickly customizing ...

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