In this post, I re-test Steve Souders’s five-year-old rules for high-performing websites to answer this question: Have these performance rules been made obsolete by browser innovation?
According to the HTTP Archive, which gathers stats on the top million sites in the world, the average web page has surpassed the 1 MB mark. What does this rampant page growth mean for mobile users?
If the issue of third-party performance is new to you, this post will help you (1) understand the impact of all those harmless-looking little snippets of code, and (2) regain control over your rogue third-party content.
Content delivery networks (CDNs) make sites faster. Front-end optimization (FEO) solutions like the ones we develop at Strangeloop make sites…
There are a lot of ways to optimize a page at the front end, and while some of these techniques can give you great-looking RUM and WebPagetest results on paper, they can also mess with how your page actually looks and performs. These days, I’m seeing more and more sites that test well but perform poorly. Here are two tips to make sure this isn’t happening to you.
Ever wondered how to make sense out of web performance from a business perspective? In this short video podcast, I talk with Mike Hendrickson at O’Reilly Media about mobile versus desktop, real-world stories, and the most important benefit a company will get through making performance improvements.
“Sub-3-second page loads are a serious goal, even for SMBs.” Read more about this plus three other lessons learned from interviewing successful ecommerce site owners.
This week, I had a chance to go through the latest links added to Strangeloop’s WPO Hub, and as always, I’m impressed by the breadth and depth of the topics covered. There are a lot of smart people in our industry.
At Strangeloop, we recently completed some research into desktop and mobile latency, and the results were surprising. While we expected mobile latency to be high, we also expected latency for desktop users to be relatively low — especially among CDN users — and this was not the case.
A beginner’s guide to understanding web latency and why it’s one of the performance industry’s top priorities.