Hello I’m new. Recently I started making a website with a strict page weight of
30kB. One page was over budget, so I started looking for things I could safely remove from the page.
I was delighted to find out from the almanac that
<link rel="icon" href="/favicon.ico"> is redundant as browsers look at the
domain root for
This got me looking at all the other things I and others stick in their
<head>, and I’ve since found that most of it is either totally useless, or has a work around that allows you to remove the tag.
I’m writing up all my findings in an article hoping that people will remove these tags from their sites — I know these optimizations are tiny in comparison to what can be achieved with images and video — but it’s something.
I’d love to have some statistics on what
<link> tags people are using. For instance, how many sites are including:
<meta name="HandheldFriendly" content="True">
A tag that tells the
AvantGo browser that you’ve optimized your website to work on a
Anyway, I’d love some advice on how to get this infomation. I’m going to start following the Getting Started Guide and finally get round to learning
Thanks, i’ve really enjoyed reading back on older posts, really interesting stuff.