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Saturday, 12 December 2009 17:19

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  • CoralCDN - Yahoo!'s YSlow suggests using a content delivery network (CDN) to speed up your website.  The only popular one that's also free I've found is CoralCDN.  To use it, all you have to do is append nyud.net to the end of your domain when serving up pages!  I read somewhere that you get the most benefit out of it when serving up bigger files like video and audio, as opposed to small JPGs and other background graphics.
  • Font Squirrel font face - (from Web Resources Depot) I took a look at this yesterday after coming across it in the WRD feed, and they have a pretty extensive collection of @font faces to use for free in your work.
  • jQuery Google Analytics plugin - a nicely done Google Analytics plugin for your jQuery applications.  This is the one I use for my work.
  • minify - a very comprehensive PHP library for minifying JavaScript and CSS files on your site (another of YSlow's suggestions).  It's very easy to use, but you're better off working with it from the start as opposed to integrating it into a large site after the fact.