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Chapter 18: Compressing the Web

High-tech: www.cisco.com, www.hp.com, www.ibm.com, www.microsoft.com, www.oracle.comNewspapers: www.latimes.com, www.nytimes.com, www.usatoday.com, www.washingtonpost.com, www.wsj.comWeb directories: www.altavista.com, www.looksmart.com, www.lycos.com, www.netscape.com, www.yahoo.comSports: www.espn.com, sports.yahoo.com, sportsillustrated.cnn.com, www.sportsnetwork.com, www.usatoday.com/sports/front.htm On average, the text portion of these sites was compressed by 75 percent. Overall, compression would save 37 percent in total file size. Note: This table is from page 412 of Chapter 18: Compressing the Web from Speed Up Your Site: Web Site Optimization. Web Site Type   HTML, CSS, and JS Files Only …

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Chapter 1: Response Time: Eight Seconds, Plus or Minus Two

Figure 1.3 – Latency quality ratings show a drop-off at around 8 to 10 seconds Figure 1.3 Latency quality ratings show a drop-off at around 8 to 10 seconds From “Quality is in the Eye of the Beholder: Meeting Users’ Requirements for Internet Quality of Service,” by Anna Bouch, Allan Kuchinsky, and Nina Bhatti. In Proceedings …

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Acrobat 8 PDF Optimizer Review Continued

Unembed or Subset Fonts Depending on the font, each additional font face can easily add 40K or more of data to PDF files if fully embedded (unusual) or less if subset (the norm). For smaller PDFs, that can make a big difference in file size. Embedding fonts ensures that your document will be rendered exactly …

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Acrobat 8 PDF Optimizer Review

Adobe’s PDF Optimizer Acrobat 8’s PDF Optimizer (Advanced -> PDF Optimizer) is an improved version of Acrobat 7’s PDF Optimizer – both of which are interfaces into Distiller’s settings (see Figure 3). You can strip, flatten, downsample resolutions, and remove features from your PDF to minimize its file size. Note that our test PDF (Chapter …

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PDF Optimization Tools

PDF Enhancer 3.1 While Acrobat does a good job of optimizing PDFs, there are a number of third-party tools available that can shrink, enhance, and combine your PDFs beyond what is available in Acrobat. PDF Enhancer 3.1 from Apago optimizes PDFs at a lower level than Acrobat, squeezing more out of existing PDFs without affecting …

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Combine Multiple Files into a Single or Packaged PDF

New in Acrobat 8 Professional is the ability to combine multiple files into one consolidated PDF or a PDF “package.” The new “Combine Files” menu allows you to merge multiple files in different formats into one merged PDF file, where converted documents magically appear in one PDF as sequential pages (see Figure 18). You can also use …

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