It doesn't often happen that I'm one of the early adopters. However, after the announcement of Apple's new silicon processor, I wanted to be ahead of the game this time. Needless to say, there was hardly any compatible software at the beginning. That's why I had to work with MAMP and a local PHP installation - terribly inflexible. But now I finally managed to get Docker and DDEV up and running.
In the previous articles in this series, I showed you how I optimized my blog. Not only was I able to reduce the size of the website, but also the response time has improved significantly. Time to take a look at the result and draw a conclusion.
The big construction sites are done. But there are still a few things we can do. Much of it certainly falls under the category of micro-optimization, but in total we still gain a few more kilobytes and milliseconds.
The optimization continues. Today I'm devoting myself to a topic that often seems to receive little attention. The size of external libraries. Now I don't really use any frameworks on my site. However, there is one candidate that you should take a closer look at: Font Awesome.
After I already activated the gzip compression under Nginx in the last article and could save a few kilobytes with it, I dedicate myself to the biggest issue in this article: the images. I will show you how to use the image format webp to compress your image data drastically.
I finally took the time to optimize aureola.codes. And the results are impressive. From 1.7 MB download size, only 0.27 MB remained in the end, the response time was partly reduced by half. In this series I will show you how I did it.
It's done. After weeks of hard work and sleepless nights I just published the next version of Little Astronaut. I decided to do the All Colors Are Beautiful update first and added some features of Sharing Is Caring to spice things up a little. Get it now on Google Playstore and the Apple App Store.