Know Your Clouds
A nice little educational resource about clouds (for users) and automated build processes (for me)
low.html, a typical page, as an example. Minifying the JS saved almost 103K. (I typically output Sass with the
compressed option, so that was a wash.) A lot of the images were already optimized, but those went on a diet too. The lightbox library I used back then lazily loaded the full-size images – something I may or may not have appreciated at the time – but between all the images on the page, I got a total slim-down of about 28K.
It’s not news that minifying JS and compressing images saves space, of course; but thanks to my new friend Grunt, I was able to do it quickly, painlessly, and automatically.