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Does Website Optimization Still Matter?

Speed Up Your Site: Web Site Optimization, by Andy King Even with increasing numbers of broadband users in the U.S. and throughout the world, millions around the world are still using modems with no immediate end in sight. What do all those stats and articles have to do with web design? Page load times still matter and we need to continue to provide optimized sites for our visitors.

Andy King of WebReference fame is writing a new book due out in January packed with tips and ways to optimize your site. Visit the book’s site, Speed Up Your Site: Web Site Optimization where you’ll find more information in the days ahead. And you can pre-order from, too.

Even if you’re fortunate enough to have a high speed connection, as always, find out the target market for the site you’re creating, consider the visitors when you’re developing a site’s design, and build accordingly.

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Deliver First Class Web Sites: 101 Essential Checklists  Via Deliver First Class Web Sites: 101 Essential Checklists, by Shirley Kaiser. SitePoint Books (July 2006). 

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Recommended Books

The Photoshop Anthology: 101 Web Design Tips, Tricks & Techniques (Paperback). by Corrie Haffly. SitePoint (Sept. 2006). 

 Cover - Content Critical: Gaining Competitive Advantage through High-Quality Web Content. By Gerry McGovern, Rob Norton. Prentice Hall (October 2001). 

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