Pankaj ParasharDesigner. Developer. Writer.
Dec 28, 2014

Serving from a cookieless domain?

Google, Yahoo and others for long have been strongly recommending to serve your static assets from a cookieless domain for a faster site. Jonathan Klein, however, questions this notion with the help of a comprehensive article supporting his claim that serving CSS files from the same domain as the base page might be a performance win.

This case study was the result of a recent experimentation done at Etsy and is accompanied by detailed analysis of the top 5 most visited websites in the world. The conclusions are rather surprising given the benefits of serving from a cookieless domain.