Not a dumb question at all. If making a website fast were an obvious thing, everyone would be doing it.
This is my most recent post on the matter.
It boils down to a few things:
That's it. Plenty of attention to detail.
Woah thanks. And also thank you Ben Halpern for creating, what is now officially my new favorite place on the internet.
We're a place where coders share, stay up-to-date and grow their careers.
We strive for transparency and don't collect excess data.