14 Jul 2006
Dumpy Digg, Flabby Flickr
Don’t get me wrong, toolkits such as Prototype and the Yahoo! User Interface Library are incredibly useful, and optimisation always has to be cautiously weighed up against developer efficiency, but using dozens of files to add a few simple touches to a site is overkill. At the very least you need to optimise key pages and combine/prune script files to speed things up and cut your bandwidth bill.