- Write the whole page design in CSS (no images) if at all possible
- Mobile-first (with no images at all)
- Design the page so all all images could be lazy-loaded without the page looking stupid
- Obviously don't include unnecessary elements in the page
- Lazy-load all images, depending on visibility
- Serve all files yourself - then you can bundle them up into a single request
- Use sprites wherever possible
- Try to have one request for all JS, and one for all CSS.