Download Performer

Download Performer

This is where you can download the Performer JavaScript file. There are several download options:

  1. Uncompressed (106.8 kilobytes), which contains comments. Easy to read but slower to load.
  2. Minified (61.6 kilobytes), which contains no comments and has had line breaks and other unnecessary characters removed. Hard to read, but faster to load. This file has been compressed with YUI compressor.
  3. Performer for WordPress is a plugin you can use in your WordPress sites to load Performer

There are also versions available for use with your favourite JavaScript library, both uncompressed and compressed versions:

For license details please see the license page.

Add these to your page in the head element, making sure you add your favourite JavaScript library first (Performer supports a number of libraries). To help your pages run even faster I recommend using the Google AJAX Libraries API. If you are using jQuery the code would look something like this:

<script src="http://ajax.googleapis.com/ajax/libs/jquery/1.3.2/jquery.min.js" type="text/javascript"></script>
<script src="scripts/performer-min.js" type="text/javascript"></script>

Of course if you can HTTP compress the Performer file you'll make a huge additional saving on bandwidth. Here's an introduction to HTTP compression.

If you consider 61.6 kilobytes (the size of the minified Performer file) to be big, it's a bit smaller than this image. This will allow you to compare loading times.

If you want to keep up to date with the very latest code, just check out the Subversion repository.