I'm rewriting a website and really making the effort to fix as many problems as possible, no matter how minor. Having recently had to use a mobile browser on a weak GPRS signal outside Ambleside (!) I'm trying to ensure my redesign keeps data transfer sizes minimal.
I've developed and initially inspected a virtually empty page using Fiddler Web Debugger, I was amazed that, as well as the page, favicon, css file and the small logo image, there were 83 Resource.axd files adding up to 480kb. I understand that these pages are required - just shocked by the quantity and size. Is this normal?
The page just has the placeholder for the Ajax Toolkit scriptmanager but no active Ajax items.
<ajaxToolkit:ToolkitScriptManager ID="AjaxScriptmanager" runat="server" EnablePartialRendering="true">
Is this behavior normal and more importantly, can I reduce the number and size of these files down whilst still having access to the Ajax "AutoComplete" behavior?
I know the installation of the AJAX Toolbox was a bit messy (Installed on one PC, copied over, uninstalled, re-installed etc) which may or may not have some bearing. (Version 22.214.171.1245.) Also, the page also makes use of the Modernizr-2.6.2.js scripting, though I believe the latter is a self-contained 50kb file.