Im totally obsessed with web site performance. Its one of those nerd niches that really appeal to me. Ive blogged a few times previously on the topic. Two years ago, (has it really been that long?) I talked about my experiences rebuilding this site following the best practices of YSlow. A few days later I went into detail about how to host and optimize your static content using Amazon S3 as a content delivery network.
Later, I took all the techniques I had learned and automated them with a command line tool called s3up. Its the easiest way to intelligently store your static content in Amazons cloud. It sets all the appropriate headers, gzips your data when possible, and even runs your images through Yahoo!s Smush.it service.
Today Im pleased to release another part of my deployment tool chain called Autosmush. Think of it as a reverse s3up. Instead of taking local images, smushing them, and then uploading to Amazon, Autosmush scans your S3 bucket, runs each file throughRead More »from Automatically Compressing S3 Images Using Smush.it