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6 Ways to Speed Up Your Website + Free HTML Editor

speedlimitCouple of quick topics this post – another Free HTML editor (for those who haven’t found one they like yet – this might be it) and some quick tips for boosting your websites speed. If you haven’t heard – speed is now one of the indicators for ranking your website. And while speed is not the determining factor – it can’t hurt to tweak things if your site is loading slowly.

Leafier – HTML Editor

Leafier is a simple HTML editor relatively small in size (684.62K) which functions on several different Operating Systems (WindowsXP, Vista, 7/8). Some of the program’s features are:

  • ┬áTag insertion
  • Unicode
  • Tabbed multi-document interface
  • Syntax highlighting

The program allows you to select actions by double clicking the menu, by inserting from the list or dragging and dropping. It also features:

  • Font settings
  • Color settings
  • Key customization
  • Bookmarking
  • Plus a few others basic features that are quite helpful

This program can be downloaded* from Cnet at this link: http://download.cnet.com/Leafier/3000-2352_4-75833844.html

*Note: The final decision to download any program into your computer is the sole responsibility of the user after performing their own due diligence for their computer and/or network.

Quick tips – Website Speed

While speed may not be the primary consideration regarding websites, it does play a part in the site’s overall ranking and should not be overlooked. This is not to say you should go in and replace all your image files or try to revamp the whole site – but rather perform some targeted maintenance, if needed, on the following:

  • Use PNG image files when possible
  • Shrink down or limit JAVA files
  • Remove any CSS templates not in use
  • Have more text – less media (i.e., flash)
  • Keep design simple and minimal
  • Limit amount of words contained on one page (2,500 – 3,500)

Should you be looking for more information, don’t forget you can use the Google Webmaster tools to review your site’s speed as well as get more specific tips.

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