Book review #2 for today. Unlike Designing With Web Standards, this one wasn’t enchanting enough that I read it cover to cover. In fact, after the first chapter I started skimming. Kept skimming. Slowed down long enough to read the chapter on search engine optimization, most of which I already knew. (It’s explained better at SpiderFood anyway.) Went back to skimming.
Speed Up Your Site is riddled with overly technical jargon and the kind of statistics only a middle manager could love. On top of that, I found many of the suggestions—such as removing all whitespace from CSS files—completely unworkable. (What happens when I need to edit that CSS file?)
I know I’ve read Andy King’s articles and found them useful. I was really looking forward to this book. It just doesn’t add anything useful to the articles available online.