PageSpeed Score for Rdio Skin Demo Site

The Rdio demo site gets a 99/100 on Google PageSpeed.

That’s pretty sweet. Especially considering the large jpg splash graphic that’s the centerpiece of the home page. I’ve saved it out of photoshop at 60% quality, resulting in a final file size of 152kb.

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The original file was over 300kb.

What did we learn?

First, we can be certain that a site’s theme is the number 1 determining factor on page speed. The original Rdio.com site with which this one is based, scores a respectable 81/100 pagespeed score.

Secondly, you’ll get the most bang for your buck on pagespeed with image optimizations.

With some quality compression from Photoshop, we have a file that’s over 60% smaller than the original with very little noticable degradation of quality when compared to the original file.

Don’t have photoshop? You could just as easily use Yahoo Smush.it or PunyPNG to optimize your images for better PageSpeed scores.

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