— a blog about web development and whatnot by Steve Webster

  1. Use unique IP addresses for sharded asset hosts

    One of the golden rules for front-end performance optimisation — one recommended by both Yahoo's YSlow and Google's Page Speed — is to split your page assets across multiple hostnames to allow web browsers to download more of those assets in parallel. Unfortunately it turns out that some consumer-grade network devices will block traffic to sites that use these techniques if the asset hosts all have the same IP address.