I am down in Washington DC this weekend when I ran across a great post that I want to share with you (OK – there is no relationship between where I am and what I read… but it is still good info you can take a peek at!)
Chris Coyier wrote a very interesting (and HELPFUL) article titled, Taking Control of the CSS/JS that WordPress Plugins Load and it explains why this is important and what you can do about it.
If you ever looked at a way to improve how quickly your website loads, chances are some of the first advice you hear is to concatenate resources. Very good rule of thumb: the less resources a website needs to load, the faster it will be.
Concatenating resources isn’t some obscure thing only the most elite websites need to worry about. It’s an every website problem. People have tackled this problem in a million ways.
The great thing about this article is that you get a few suggestions on what to do! Easy things like:
Install a Plugin to take care of that for you!
to something a little more complex like:
Manually dequeue assets and concatenate yourself
Take a read and let me know what you think!