As you might have noticed, this site is quite a bit faster than your typical site. It might have even got you so curious that you went looking for a site breakdown.
And if that's the case, you came to the right place... kinda.
We would love to go into full precise details on how everything works, but that would require writing 30+ blog articles just to scratch the surface. Which we just so happen to be in the midst of doing, but unfortunately other projects have taken precedence, so we will get it out as soon as we can.
So for now, all we can tell you, is that this site was built using 100% custom code (minus 2 very helpful libraries). That means, no website builders, frameworks, or CMS's, just good old fashioned hand coded HTML. Well... and with the help of CSS, JS, C, PHP, and Regular Expression of course.
Every line of code written for this website was carefully evaluated, to ensure that there was no waste, and that the code being servered in the most efficient and effective way possible.
All computation is done client side, allowing pages to be static, which can then be pre-compressed/cached to minimize their load on the server.
The only analytics we store are done server side, and involve no personal information. They simply record IP addresses, which allows us to calculate our total unique users. This allows us to completely negate the typical speed penalties associated with sending user information to a database when loading a page.
By focusing on performance at each level of development allows us to deliver the best possible user experience we can (on our whooping $0 budget).