Our Engineers have been bringing some of our websites in compliance with Google’s Make the Web Faster Initiative and have found that the use of jQuery is just not a team player when it has to load it’s entire library in our Visitor’s Browsers each time their Browser loads the page!
We were actually using jQuery to provide a pull-down menu written in CSS and JQuery. Really people? If you want a good listing in the Search Engines for your website or blog, then I would consider removing jQuery from your webpages or blog!
Even the so called compressed versions of jQuery are
internet bandwidth violators
We have been using Google’s “PageSpeed Service Tools” that tests everything about a webpage’s overhead to a user’s Browser and the bandwidth that it takes to transport such files from the web server to the Browser. Hats off to Google for this new “Make the Web Faster” initiative and providing the tools for testing and achieving compliance for Webmasters.. Back in the early days of the internet, bandwidth was expensive and we would require that our hosted customers did not have any images that were larger than 5k in size on their webpages just for the bandwidth issue we are facing today. There Other internet bandwidth violators out there, but we will discuss them at a later time.