While TTI has improved since our last quarterly report, there is still a lot of room for improvement. To take a glass-half-full attitude, this represents a great opportunity for site owners who are ready to take the lead in delivering faster Time to Interact (TTI) for their shoppers.
Outages cost more per minute, but on average, slowdowns take up ten times more time and can ultimately cost you more.
While analyzing frame-by-frame page loads of the top 100 retail websites (for our most recent State of the Union for ecommerce web performance), I discovered that a surprising number of sites were making the same three design/usability mistakes over and over. These mistakes had a huge impact on how the pages rendered, and ultimately on the end user experience.
Performance is a recognized issues for sites that use a content management system. To what degree is this a vendor problem versus a user problem, and what can site owners do to fix it?
It wouldn’t be January without a crop of predictions for the new year, would it? I wouldn’t call these predictions, exactly. I’m not a prophet. No crystal ball here. I’m just looking at trends, and perhaps applying a little hopeful thinking. 🙂
If pages aren’t fast, everything suffers. Even seemingly minor page delays have a significant effect on brand perception. In this post for the fifth annual Performance Calendar, I shared some of the findings from Radware’s latest research into performance and brand perception.
Mobile users are significantly affected by slow performance. In this pioneering neuroscientific study, we found that a 500ms connection speed delay resulted in up to a 26% increase in peak frustration and up to an 8% decrease in engagement.
In just a couple of short years, m.sites have gone from must-have to must-not-have. Here’s a short history of the m.site and why, if you haven’t ditched yours already, you should make retiring it a priority in 2014.
The average top 1,000 web page is now 1575 KB. Last spring, the average page was 1246 KB. This represents a 26% increase in total page size in just six months, and a 151% increase in three years.
I’m back from Velocity Europe, where I had the huge privilege of being able to speak to an excellent audience about two of my favourite topics: mobile performance and why people think the way we do. Please check out my slides and let me know what you think.