troubleshooting Question

Using GZip to compress javascript files?

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Hi experts,
I'm trying to improve the performance of my web pages and I've been reading about something called gzip?

I am working on a Windows machine and Dreamweaver. Is the idea that Once I finish my JS files, I can compress them with GZip *(presumably this will make them unreadable but very small), and then the browser automatically detects a GZip file and decompresses it?

Is this correct? Does it actually speed things up, or does the decompression time cancel out the size savings?

Please advise.
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