I am always looking for ways to improve the Harvey Mercheum website. I mentioned back in March that the Harvey Mercheum website was now using Cloudflare. Cloudflare is more than just a Content Delivery Network (CDN), they offer a number of tools to speed up websites. Back in June, they posted on their blog about one such free tool called Rocket Loader. I have been wanting to try it out, and finally had the time to do so. While the results were not as dramatic as I would have hoped, GTmetrix reports that my PageSpeed score climbed from 82% to 86%, and WebPagetest reports that my load time to document complete dropped from 5.335 seconds to 3.046 seconds, with less requests and less bytes in.
Everything seems to be working normally, but if you experience any problems, please leave a comment below, or use the Contact the Curator form to let me know. If the problems are severe enough to prevent this, please post to the Harvey Mercheum Facebook page. Thank you!