The Strongest LINK

I was reading a free e-book “How-to: Optimize Your Website Speed” by Artmov and came across a piece of advice that I found interesting.  The @ symbol has gained a lot of popularity in CSS recently given its usefulness in media queries for responsive design (@media).   Artmov suggests that the LINK tag should be used for loading style sheets or accessing Google fonts rather than the alternative, @import.  He explains that Internet Explorer downloads these files sequentially rather than in parallel when the @import command is used thereby increasing page load times.

So there you have it.  When possible, use the LINK tag.

About Robert

Robert is a novice web site developer. A lack of professional training has not prevented him from creating some very nice websites for small businesses who would otherwise have gone without a web presence.


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