How The Washington Post cut its page load time by 85 percent

by Ricardo Bilton
Two years ago, The Washington Post’s site was in rough shape. Years of tacked-on features had made it bloated and sluggish, forcing desktop readers to wait upwards of eight seconds for a page to load. The page was “almost in the E.R. when it came to performance,” said Gregory Franczyk, chief architect at The Washington Post. His one word description of its state: “bad.Read the full article