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Zipping

Finally, we come to the last letter of the alphabet and what other choice would fit into this section except zipping (or file compression). The ability to reduce bandwidth consumption has many benefits, including reduced data transfer costs, faster page loads for the visitor and, when combined with caching, reductions in HTTP requests.

Caching is another useful method of reducing the amount of bandwidth used.

Knowing how to optimize your content and code is one thing, but being able to squeeze every last unnecessary byte from your images and knowing how to carefully balance the quality and file weight is critical as well. Learning to optimize website assets is an essential skill which no budding web designer wants to be without.

Author - Richard Baker
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