How To: Leverage Browser Caching for Images, CSS and JS

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Ever checked your website speed using GTmetrix, Pingdom, PageSpeed or Yslow… or any of the other many and various latest and greatest speed checking tools? ***2021 update: take a look at Lighthouse Well, if you have, you might have come across a request to “leverage browser caching…” or similar. What does “Leverage Browser Caching” actually …

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Black Friday Sale at EWWW Image Optimizer

Silicon Dales are big fans of EWWW Image Optimizer and use it frequently for clients. It’s also referenced in our guides for handling images and speeding up a WordPress website. EWWW are running two offers this Thanksgiving: Premium Compression API The Premium Compression API from EWWW Image Optimizer is a service which can be used …

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Give your WordPress website some TLC this Valentine’s

Every WordPress website needs tender loving care, to keep up with the latest versions of software, new browsers & devices and the latest security patches. To give your users the best experience possible, make sure your website gets the TLC it deserves with our checklist below: The Silicon Dales WordPress TLC Checklist Backup your website. Update to …

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Black Friday Offer: More than double the credits at ShortPixel

We like ShortPixel here at Silicon Dales. In our WordPress speedup guides, we reference ShortPixel as a good option for crunching all your WordPress images. It’s always good when your favourite stuff is on offer during the Black Friday sales, so here’s a fab offer from the team at ShortPixel: “For each purchased package, the …

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Black Friday Promotion: 35% off WP Rocket licences

We love WP Rocket here at Silicon Dales. Check out this page all about WP Rocket to see how we’ve used it to speed up sites and reduce load on valuable hosting for clients across different industries and countries. For Black Friday 2018, the team at WP Rocket are offering a generous 35% off new …

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How to Measure the Speed of your Website from Around the World

There are lots of tools out there which help us to track, and measure, the speed of a website. You can install bits and pieces into various browsers. You can visit a variety of web tools, too. But which is the best method? Well, assuming you only want to occasionally check the page load times …

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Amazon Cloudfront – More Bang for your Buck!

Silicon Dales’ hosting clients can get a dedicated IP address and Cloudfront hosting by Amazon. Speed up your website and increase your search rankings! How Does It Work? Amazon CloudFront takes static content from your website (the stuff that doesn’t change much) and hosts it in the cloud – all around the world. So, when …

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