Typically, when developers are faced with performance improvements, a natural first area to look at is optimising the backend code. In recent years, a lot of research has been done in this area and according to 'High-performance websites' in most cases, the big quick wins are usually found in the frontend.
According to the research done in 'High-performance websites' on average only 10-20% of the page load is the actual HTML and the rest are frontend requests. Take Google for instance, even though the landing page is pretty simple, the HTML is one of the quicker things to render. For the majority of people reading this, your website should fall into this bracket and if you follow the advice in this post, you should be able to get some good quick wins.
Obviously, every project is different and sometimes getting the HTML to render quickly isn't as quick and easy as some of the tips contained here. If you find yourself in that situation, then I suggest you start looking at profiling tools. Umbraco comes with mini-profiler installer installed and I suggest you start your search there. You can find more information about that here,
How To Debug Your Umbraco 7 Website.
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Software Architect, Programmer and Technologist Jon Jones is founder and CEO of London-based tech firm Digital Prompt. He has been working in the field for nearly a decade, specializing in new technologies and technical solution research in the web business. A passionate blogger by heart , speaker & consultant from England.. always on the hunt for the next challenge