This is a follow-up to my last blog on IIS6 Compression: http://weblogs.asp.net/owscott/archive/2004/01/12/57916.aspx
Chris Neppes from Port80 Software gave me the URL to a white paper the covers not just compression but code optimization* and cache control as well. These three strategies work hand in hand to help speed up delivery of a web page or site. I highly recommend taking the time to read this.
You can find the white paper here: http://www.port80software.com/support/articles/webperformance
I don't want to summarize too much because I can't do justice to his points, but for those looking to further enhance the performance of their server and the delivery of their site to the end user, this is a must read.
* Code optimization in this context isn't referring to less database calls or more efficient coding although that's important. It's referring to removing white space and other characters not needed by the end users. This type of code optimization can be done on static HTML pages as well. Again, my summary doesn't do justice, be sure to read the article for more.