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Faster Site, Cleaner Code

Little things that matter now

By Updated on Jan 10, 2010   1895 views   1 comments
As an ever growing community, our bandwidth needs increased. Adding new features and trying to deliver the best of content and downloads to you, have been more important than how we did it. As a result, our site got slower to access, heavier for our server's CPU to handle and a real bandwidth threat.

We had to take action! Thus, we've cut a bit more than 30kb per request, by compressing, encoding and altering parts of our code. It will definitely be a refreshing change for our server (that is about to get upgraded), and you will experience a faster site.

Our code is not the most tidy you'll find, and we really want to make it better. Having cleaner code, simplifying the design process and using various compression techniques, we wish to optimize your site experience even further. This will also mean support of browsers we haven't validated against until now.

We'll have to code the semantic and styling parts from scratch though. It's still unknown when that will happen, but it will eventually; maybe in a month or two. If you have any suggestions on how we can improve this site, please say so using this forum topic.
Enjoy!

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I started FM Scout for fun in the distant 2004. I'm proud of how this place has grown into a vibrant community and I try my best to improve it every year. Husband and father of two.

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