Project Objective: To revamp the old website with a responsive CMS in WordPress. A website that loads under 3 seconds in any device was one of the primary agenda of this project.
Citrus website is packed with utility features for quick content modification. The theme of the website allows to create flexible templates which empowers the admin to create varied looks for each page in terms of design and content. Managing media files takes no longer than a few seconds via the powerful WordPress Backend.
How we achieved 2.5 seconds load time:
Optimizing several components of the website allowed us to meet our goal. Cutting down http requests along with minifying and minimizing critical files proved vital in bringing down the overall load time of the website. Here are some of the areas we optimized:
Leverage browser caching
Inline minification of CSS, JS, HTML
Image optimization for web
Memory Cache, APC, GZIP
Minimized HTTP requests, Minimize redirects
Avoid bad requests
Serve static content from a cookie-less domain