This is a bashrc, in my case zschrc, tip, but it speeds development considerably. Set aliases to directories like the following and get them in muscle memory. # ~/.zshrc alias cdtips=”cd ~/src/daily-ruby-tips” alias cdkl=”cd ~/src/knotlogs” alias cdun=”cd ~/src/uninteractive” alias cdhl=”cd ~/src/habituatelabs” Once sourced I can quickly access my applications. Recently I have taken this a bit further by adding vim. alias cdapi=”vim ~/src/knotlogs/app/controllers/api/v1″ Now I immediately open a vim buffer window with my api files ready to be edited. :)

1) Install Page Speed for Chrome and Y-Slow for Fire Fox 2) Run the tests 3) Combine images into sprites 4) Reduce images size with losslessly compressing 5) Host large images on aws 6) Add expire headers and Cache-Control┬áto images on AWS with Bucket Explorer; bucket explorer is old and kinda sucks to look at, but the free version is enough to do what you need. 7) Check for repetitive HTTP requests – remove some api calls; Twitter/FB 10) Defer loading of DOM elements & HTTP request with AJAX 11) Confirm img tags tags have height and width defined 12) Confirm img tags are not being resized by the browser 13) Use caching to compress your css and js on[…]