I'm finishing up some work on a project of mine and it's the first time I've attempted to customize WordPress. (I've done light work before with b2/b2evo.) I was wondering if someone could help me figure this out.
As far as I can tell, with gZip enabled the page comes in at around 120kb including Flash animations and such. (Savings of over 30k.) However, when compared next to a static 800kb website some visitors have told me the page is still slower.
I'm starting to believe that this is due to WordPress being dynamic and having to render the content. Does this sound about right? If so, does anyone know which of the two (gZip or WP-Cache) would best fit my needs?
Finally, I've come across someone that has managed to run both. (http://elliottback.com/wp/archives/2005/07/12/getting-wp-cache-to-work/) Does anyone have experience with this and can comment as to how it's worked for them?
Sorry for the long, long post. Thanks in advance for the help!