I recently started wondering why WebPagetest still uses Internet Explorer 8 as its default browser, when it’s commonly believed that Chrome is more widely used and Firefox comes in at a respectable second place. I also wondered if there are new gaps in terms of which browsers we should be testing on. So I started to do a bit of digging.
A year ago, I wrote a Q&A post answering the most common questions I get asked about page speed and SEO. As a followup to that post, I recently wrote an updated version for SEOMoz, with new/expanded information about a number of questions, the key one being: How much does site speed really matter when it comes to SEO?
One of the fun things about Velocity is the great tools that people unveil over the course of the conference. Here are three that I’ve checked out so far and liked.
The content delivery ecosystem is changing, and with the launch of our latest product — the Strangeloop Network Accelerator — we here at Strangeloop are excited to be playing a part in this. In this post, I provide some historical background that takes us up to the present market readiness for end-to-end optimization. Then I share a bit of how Network Accelerator works.
Revisiting some of my favourite sessions from past Velocity conferences. Recently I read somewhere that we tend to distrust information that’s more than a year old, but I have to say that I find these slide decks, some of which are three whole years old, still interesting and relevant today.
We are excited today to announce a new feature inspired by Australia-based online electronics retailer Kogan.com. The Browser Tax feature allows site administrators, at the click of a button, to add a tax to any browser in the checkout process. This flexible system allows site operators to impose any % tax they would like.
Last month, I had the privilege of being invited to speak at the 2012 Content Delivery Summit about how a…
The performance poverty line is the plateau at which load time ceases to matter because you’ve hit close to rock bottom in terms of business metrics. If your pages are below the performance poverty line, making them a couple of seconds faster doesn’t help your business.
Did last Thursday’s Facebook outage affect your site? If not, you’re one of the lucky/smart ones. Outages like this are clearly a wake-up call for site owners. I’ve been writing about this issue for a while now and thought it might be useful to round up these posts in one place.
Maybe. Maybe not. But the truth isn’t important. What’s important is that, in a recent survey of more than 1,500 web users, the average respondent *says* they feel that’s how much time they waste. And they’re not thrilled about it.