Twitter Cuts Load Time By 80% & Gets Rid Of Hashbangs In URLs
While Twitter’s performance is leaps and bounds above their previous “fail whale” days, it will only get faster. In a blog post yesterday, the Twitter engineering team announced that they have reviewed their entire technology stack in a mission to optimize the site’s speed.
One item that you will see noticeably absent moving forward is the hashbang (#!). The hashbang is being phased out due to limitations and bloat. So instead of seeing URLs like:
The address will now look like:
For more information see the official post on the Twitter engineers blog.
Some opinions expressed in this article may be those of a guest author and not necessarily Marketing Land. Staff authors are listed here.
(Some images used under license from Shutterstock.com.)
Kick off each Monday with the best news and ideas in social media.