Week-End Report: Site Improvements

by Tax Guy - Burlington Accountant on May 22, 2010 Print This Post Print This Post

It has been a busy couple of weeks on Canadian Tax Resource. I have been evaluating and posting a backlog of articles as well as working on improving the speed at which the site loads.

I am happy to announce that I have been able to cut the time it takes pages from Canadian Tax Resource by a full 2/3rds (from about 9 seconds to about 3!). This increase in performance should make your experience moving through the site much better.

Other improvements to CTR include:

  • The new 2010 Income Tax Calculator
  • A new subscribe box
  • A Follow Us on FaceBook Button
  • An Improved Google Search bar

Special Thanks To Those Who Mentioned CTR on Twitter or via their bolgs:

Have a great long weekend!

About The Tax Guy...

Dean Paley CGA CFP is a Burlington accountant and financial planner who services individuals and business owners locally, nationally and internationally. Dean has appeared in the National Post, Toronto Star and Metro News.

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Tom @ Canadian Finance Blog May 23, 2010 at 3:44 pm

Some nice improvements and thanks for the mention!

Site speed is something I’m looking to tackle next, I just did a major version upgrade to my theme and will look for any further ways to improve. One of which will be switching from Super-Cache to W3 Total Cache since the Headway Theme is coded to work specifically with that plugin.

Tax Guy May 23, 2010 at 7:33 pm

Thanks!
The biggest improvements included adjusting my OpenX ad server to reduce javascript, implementing compression on the back end, and cleaning up my database.

I would like to reduce load time to about 1-2 seconds max. I’ll need to look at the number of mysql requests.

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