"Not everyone is blessed with a high-speed Internet
connection. Even if everyone were, there can be hundreds of reasons
why your Web application seems slow and sluggish. In this age of
ever-increasing broadband speed, don't think that you shouldn't pay
attention to page load times. Shave off valuable seconds of your
page load times and even more valuable milliseconds of your request
and response times. You'll create a better experience for your
"After reading this article, you will have a better
understanding of the basics of Web page load time optimization.
You'll also have the tools and knowledge to better identify and
judge slow-loading page segments and bottlenecks.
Ideally, you should have Mozilla Firefox installed. You should also
have an understanding of Web development in general. The topics
involved in this article are not difficult, but they'll "click"
faster if you know about topics such as Hypertext Markup Language
language. You do not need an integrated development environment
(IDE): You can just follow along with your favorite editor."