Recently while trying to improve my blog’s load speeds I installed Yslow. It’s basically a Firefox addon that adds to the firebug console, and ‘grades’ particular aspects that could improve your site’s performance and load speeds.
Well always curious, I wanted to see how some other high volume websites fared on this test. One of my favorite places on the internet is Digg, and you could say it’s fairly busy:
6.8 million monthly unique visitors in the U.S. and over 17 million worldwide
Here’s the result, Digg get an ‘F’, and a low one at that. I wonder if it’s because of the parameters Yslow uses or because Digg ignores them?