Nginx and gzip

I was trying to find some ways to increase the speed of my webshops, because speed matters. I did this by using the YSlow Firebug add-on. It told me that I didn’t gzip some of my static files. That seemed strange to me because I already enabled gzipping in my nginx.conf. I used curl and Firefox to find out if my files where gzipped. It seemed they weren’t. So I changed my gzip settings in nginx....

August 1, 2009