[Radiant] How to improve site performance?

2009-12-28 Thread Rob Levin
I've just started working at a place that is using Radiant for it's web site and I've noticed our general pages are usually somewhere around 150kb and take, on my system, around 800ms. FWIW, just now dslreports showed my download speed (on my client box) avg at around 5000Kb. Since it's a small

Re: [Radiant] How to improve site performance?

2009-12-28 Thread Mohit Sindhwani
Rob Levin wrote: I've just started working at a place that is using Radiant for it's web site and I've noticed our general pages are usually somewhere around 150kb and take, on my system, around 800ms. FWIW, just now dslreports showed my download speed (on my client box) avg at around 5000Kb.

Re: [Radiant] How to improve site performance?

2009-12-28 Thread Mohit Sindhwani
Mohit Sindhwani wrote: Rob Levin wrote: I've just started working at a place that is using Radiant for it's web site and I've noticed our general pages are usually somewhere around 150kb and take, on my system, around 800ms. FWIW, just now dslreports showed my download speed (on my client

Re: [Radiant] How to improve site performance?

2009-12-28 Thread john muhl
some things that come to mind immediately: - make sure you are not serving css and/or js from radiant - make sure you have mod_deflate setup up to compress all text files - avoid excessive use of page parts - avoid using paperclipped or page_attachments for design assets (like your logo or icons

Re: [Radiant] How to improve site performance?

2009-12-28 Thread john muhl
oh and i'd think 300-400ms or less spent inside the rails process would be sufficient for all but the most performance critical applications since your web server should be able to serve the rest of your page (static assets, css, js) in less than 100ms On Mon, Dec 28, 2009 at 6:49 PM, john muhl

Re: [Radiant] How to improve site performance?

2009-12-28 Thread Rob Levin
Mohit: Are you trying to reduce the 150KB or the 800ms? I assume we're going to hopefully improve by reducing the 150kb but I'd still like to proportionally decrease the load time if at all possible. change the page caching time to a much larger value compared to the default 5 minutes if your

Re: [Radiant] How to improve site performance?

2009-12-28 Thread john muhl
On Mon, Dec 28, 2009 at 7:13 PM, Rob Levin roblevinten...@gmail.com wrote: change the page caching time to a much larger value compared to the default 5 minutes if your pages can manage it. Yes, I'm looking in to this. I'm almost positive we're just using the default. I agree that this may

Re: [Radiant] How to improve site performance?

2009-12-28 Thread Arthur Gunn
Rob, Looking at http://www.snaplogic.com/ the first and biggest thing I would suggest would be to combine your 7 (not including ga_tracker) .js files into one. You could also look into using the google hosted versions of jquery and mootools. -Arthur

Re: [Radiant] How to improve site performance?

2009-12-28 Thread Joel Oliveira
Hey Rob - Also think about combining whatever (non-repeating background) images you have into one sprite file, combining CSS and JS files into one file, for each respectively. You're going to see a big hit in perceived speed if you're making that many requests to your web server. Do a fresh

[Radiant] Is it possible to exclude certain pages from being indexed by sphinx_search?

2009-12-28 Thread Rob Levin
I did not see a clear way to do this and I have some pages that are not appropriate to show up. Is there a way without hacking a negation regex into the source? ___ Radiant mailing list Post: Radiant@radiantcms.org Search:

Re: [Radiant] How to improve site performance?

2009-12-28 Thread Rob Levin
Thanks all, you've given me a lot excellent information to work with and I appreciate it! On Mon, Dec 28, 2009 at 6:38 PM, Joel Oliveira joel.olive...@gmail.comwrote: Hey Rob - Also think about combining whatever (non-repeating background) images you have into one sprite file, combining CSS

Re: [Radiant] Is it possible to exclude certain pages from being indexed by sphinx_search?

2009-12-28 Thread Arthur Gunn
Hi Rob, I believe that on each page, clicking the more link under the title will reveal an option to not have that page searchable. -Arthur ___ Radiant mailing list Post: Radiant@radiantcms.org Search: http://radiantcms.org/mailing-list/search/

Re: [Radiant] Is it possible to exclude certain pages from being indexed by sphinx_search?

2009-12-28 Thread Rob Levin
Thanks. Don't know how I missed that ;) On Mon, Dec 28, 2009 at 7:20 PM, Arthur Gunn art...@gunn.co.nz wrote: Hi Rob, I believe that on each page, clicking the more link under the title will reveal an option to not have that page searchable. -Arthur

Re: [Radiant] Radiant Digest, Vol 45, Issue 28

2009-12-28 Thread Bill Heaton
Rob, In addition to the other comments, the use of Google's FireFox plugin, Page Speed, for tuning up the front-end code would help with reducing load time. Best regards, -Bill On Dec 28, 2009, at 6:17 PM, radiant-requ...@radiantcms.org wrote: So my questions are: What would be a