Mar 30, 2012

v1.5.3 released

We are planning major update to the product and even the phylosophy of website acceleration, and the new product version is just a step on this way. We are glad to announce new key functions:

  • New update mechanics. First of all you need to update to 1.5.2 before updating to 1.5.3 or upper. We changed update procedure logic to keep product integrity on update, and it's not compatible with the old versions.
  • Added options Rocket CSS, Rocket JavaScript. new options add extreme speed for all CSS and JavaScript files and are available from Zero product edition. They are safe to use, but can shring website load time by 20-40% easily! It acts like a magic - just turn these options on and be glad about faster website w/o any damages to design or functionality.
  • Added option 'Put styles first'. One more critical for most websites options: styles are being loaded sometimes after scripts, so it's important to put them before automatically with all inline/external files logic and conditional comments. And this is done by the new version of the product.
  • Improved HTML Sprites / scaling. There are a lot of new logic around HTML sprites and scaling to improve overall product reliability and don't crash on huge projects.
  • Added currency option. Be default all files in HTML cache are named with current currency (to separate different languages / currency in cache). Now you optimize this option by default currency, this will reduce size of HTML files in cache by 30-50%.
  • Minor fixes

You can update directly from the product - but please be carefull with 1.5.2-1.5.3 transition. New versions are also available to download from the WEBO Software website.

Mar 4, 2012

v1.5.2 released

We have taken a good speed in 2012 year to bring new approaches and new quality standards to website performance optimization. With a new WEBO Site SpeedUp version we made one more step for 1-click faster website.

  • Added Zero Edition. With 1.5.2+ versions there will be no Free (or community) Edition of the product. All editions will be commercial. The first one - Zero Edition - will cost about $25 (lifetime license).
  • Added welcome letter. After years of customer feedback we have brought together different parts of optimization process and huge amount of user questions in 1 document. Now it's sent right after the installation - to help our users understand website performance better and be more familiar with the product.
  • Improved caching performance and stability. Large number of issues have been closed, and now caching is operating much more stable and less files are being created.
  • Added update / install integrity check. We released one more integrity level check - of product update files - but it will be completely aailable since 1.6.0 only.
  • Updated Google Closure Compiler (to b1741) / YUI Compressor (to 2.4.7) libs.
  • Added UMI.CMS module.
  • Shop-Script added to supported systems.
  • Minor fixes.

Now you can safely update from your current product or download new package directly from WEBO Site SpeedUp download page.