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Arpan Kc

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What makes this site so quick?

I have been a frequent visitor of this site for more than a week now. And have to say I am amazed at how snappy this is. What is the secret? Could someone explain.

(I am sorry if this is a stupid question.)

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Ben Halpern • Edited on

Not a dumb question at all. If making a website fast were an obvious thing, everyone would be doing it.

This is my most recent post on the matter.

It boils down to a few things:

  • Really leaning into edge caching with our CDN Fastly
  • Eliminating render blocking tail latency
  • Swapping pages in "single page app" style and sending less data across the wire for each requests.
  • Preloading some of the HTML from requests you're likely to make next.

That's it. Plenty of attention to detail.

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Woah thanks. And also thank you Ben Halpern for creating, what is now officially my new favorite place on the internet.