How I brought my Google Page Speed from 80 to 91 in 5 minutes
23 Jun 2020
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How I did it
I used to have a file called
scripts.txt that I injected into the
<head></head> of my site.
I split it into two files:
- I left
<head></head>. Maybe it doesn’t need to live there, but I didn’t want to take a lot of time to debug.
- I moved
scripts_external.txtto live as the last piece of HTML injected into the
<body></body>of my web site.
Moral of the story: don’t just read the textbook on web site optimization – do your homework too!
Question for the audience
It looks like my only image on my home page is my SVG logo, so I’m a little mystified why I’m still all the way down at 91 on mobile and 95 on desktop.
Anyone have any ideas for how I could get my “first contentful paint” even snappier without too much effort?
Thanks to Michael Kennedy for teaching me about the PageSpeed Insights tool in his appearance on VBrownBag.
- (BTW, did you know I got to geek out about Python on VBrownBag, too? Now you do.)