Today the Microsoft Galleries team where I work and which supports the Visual Studio extensions gallery and the MSDN Code Samples gallery, among many others, began quantizing its sprited images with nQuant and has realized a 10% reduction in page size. ... [More]
This week I worked with Phil Jones (@philjones88) of to get RequestReduce up and running on his web site hosted on AppHarbor. There was a couple issues specific to AppHarbor’s configuration that prevented RequestReduce’s default configuration from working. Its actually a fairly typical s... [More]
Now even more sites can take advantage of automatic CSS merging and minification as well as image spriting and color optimization with no code changes or directory structure conventions.
This week I rolled out two key features which add compatibility to RequestReduce’s core functionality and ... [More]
Last week I was integrating my automatic css merge, minify and sprite utility, RequestReduce, into the MSDN Forums and search applications. Any time you have the opportunity to integrate a component into a new app, there are often new edge cases to explore and therefore new bugs to surface since no ... [More]
Last week my team pushed our monthly release and all looked well and good after the launch. Then at about 10PM our site monitoring alerts started to fire as our page load times soared and this continued until early morning. There were no unusual errors in our logs and our traffic load was normal. Wh... [More]
Last weekend I blogged about the quantization algorithm I had been working on in order optimize images in my Auto CSS minification and spriting framework RequestReduce. Yesterday, I released this code as its own project on nquant.codeplex.com. While this quantizer provides great value for users of R... [More]
I’ve been working on a C# HTTPModule called RequestReduce that sprites CSS background images on the fly as well as merges and Minifes all CSS resources in the document head. For those who may not know, image spriting is a technique that takes individual images in separate image files and merges them... [More]