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Companion Resource Site Launched for Web Site Design Optimization Book
The book  "Speed Up Your Site – Web Site Optimization" Techniques for Speed:
shows how companies can increase Web site usability and sales, while saving on bandwidth costs..
"This book should be mandatory reading for all web designers and Internet executives." - Jakob Nielsen
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Don’t make me wait!  On the Web, user patience is a time bomb. It starts ticking each time a visitor opens one of your pages. You have only a few seconds to get compelling content onto the screen. Fail, and you can kiss your customers and profits goodbye.

You can't count on fast connections either. Most Internet users are still sucking content through a 56K straw. You have to serve up greased lightning or they'll bail. The premier launch of "Speed Up Your Site – Web Site Optimization" by Andy King, and the companion web site at www.WebSiteOptimization.com are about designing “speedy” web sites with techniques that...

• Cut file size and download times in half
• Speed up site load time to satisfy customers 
• Engage users with fast response times and flow stimulus 
• Increase usability, boost profits, and slash bandwidth costs
• Improve search engine rankings

The book’s companion web site at WebSiteOptimization.com offers the following:

The Bandwidth Report
A monthly survey of US connectivity trends at home and work. Includes broadband trend prediction using data from Nielsen//NetRatings.

The "Web Page Analyzer" Tool
This free online tool analyzes web page size, composition, and download speed.

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About the Author – 
Andrew B. King is the founder of WebReference.com and JavaScript.com, both award-winning developer sites from internet.com.  As the Managing Editor of these sites, Andy became the “Usability Czar” at internet.com, where he optimized the speed and usability of their sites.  Andy has been studying, practicing, and teaching optimization techniques for more than 20 years.  A 10-year veteran of the web, he has written extensively on web site optimization; this book is the culmination of that work.

For a review copy of "Speed Up Your Site – Web Site Optimization" (New Riders, ISBN 0-7357-1324-3) or an interview with the author, contact:  - 503.246.1375 -  http://www.interactivemarketinginc.com

"Speed Up Your Site – Web Site Optimization" is published by New Riders Publishing

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