Yahoo!'s Exceptional Performance team promotes best practices for improving web page performance. They conduct research, build tools, write articles and blogs, and speak at conferences.
The Yahoo! Exceptional Performance team has identified a number of best practice rules for making web pages fast. They have identified 34 rules which are divided into seven categories.
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Use the YSlow tool to analyze a web pages and get a report on why the web page is slow based on the best practices for high performance web sites. YSlow is a Firefox add-on integrated with the Firebug web development tool. This tool has been used internally at Yahoo! by many properties (for example, Yahoo! Sports, Yahoo! Movies, Yahoo! News, and so on) to improve the performance of their web pages by anywhere from 25 to 50 percent. Yahoo! is happy to share this tool with the development community to help others accelerate their users' experiences on their web sites.
Research conducted by the Exceptional Performance team is documented in the following Yahoo! User Interface Blog articles.
Web page performance and the YSlow tools are discussed in the Exceptional Performance Group. Contact this group if you have questions or need technical support.
You can also use the feedback form to report feedback, bugs, and request features.
Both general web development and performance-related videos are available on the Yahoo! Developer Network YUI Theater.