Speeding up the site with static categories

I read in plenty here that some folk say that having a lot of categories really affects the site speed.

So, we have on our site a category menu with all subcategories expanded all the time.

And I thought what if I will copy that generated HTML of the menu and drop it into another left box but as a simple HTML code, it should be the same thing visually (not dynamic anymore though).

Well, I did it and I think there is a really big boost by showing the category as HTML static code…

Try it…

Doesn’t the caching take care of that?

Using [url]http://www.octagate.com/service/SiteTimer/[/url]

Now it loads about in 4 seconds. Before it was 7-6

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