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Chapter 12. Optimizing Web Graphics > Download Time: Packet Count versus Page S...

Download Time: Packet Count versus Page Size

After you've optimized your images for size and grouped them (or better yet, replaced them with text and CSS), there is one more thing you can do: Fit them into packet-sized chunks. Keep in mind that this is an extreme technique to be used only if you want to achieve the absolute maximum speed for your pages.

As a packet-based network, the Internet is designed for redundancy and reliability. Resources are divided into packets and routed to their destination, where they are reassembled. If a backhoe severs a fiber-optic line somewhere in New Jersey, the packets happily reroute themselves around the problem.


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