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Even faster online manuals through caching

January 13th, 2021

As promised, we have just implemented further performance improvements for the live online manuals.
Rendered HTML versions of your topics are now cached on our servers, which means the topic content can be shown instantly. Browsing your online manual is now faster than ever!

The effect of these changes will be most noticeable on long topics with more complex layout.


Faster browsing of online manuals

December 23rd, 2020

Some performance optimizations today. We were able to optimize the code that “renders” topics in your live online manuals, which has resulted in topics loading quite a bit faster. This is especially noticeable on long topics with a more complex layout.

Also, we changed the way the new topic loads when navigating to a different topic using the Table of Contents. Previously, the topic content area was blanked out while the new topic loaded, which caused a “flashing” behaviour. Now, the old topic content is greyed out a bit, with a nice loading animation. Makes it feel smoother and snappier too.

BTW: more performance optimizations for the live manuals are coming up early January 2021!

Faster loading of live manuals

March 2nd, 2016

We never stop trying to make our stuff faster 🙂

Today we completely rewrote all database queries that are used to load the Table of Contents of your manuals. Browsing a live manual is now Slightly Snappier™. The improvement is especially noticeable on manuals with many topics.

This optimized queries are now also used in your admin system, but the difference will be less noticeable there.

Performance tweak: compressed HTML, CSS and JS

August 26th, 2014

To improve the speed of your live manual pages, we have implemented a small but effective tweak to our server. All HTML documents, CSS style sheets, and Javascript files are now served in compressed/deflated form (to supported browsers only, but most modern browsers support this).

The difference in page loading speed should be considerable, especially on slower connections.