No two performance tests give the same results. To illustrate, I put a high-traffic site, Target.com, through its paces on a handful of commonly used tests — Gomez, Keynote, HTTPWatch and Webpagetest — to see how it performs.
What I clicked this week: links about Facebook, Seth Godin, celebrity writer text analyzers, and a new strategy for disarming trolls.
What I clicked on this week.
A summary of what’s been added to this popular post about performance stats and business metrics.
This week here are the four most popular links mentioned on Twitter with the “velocityconf” hashtag, including Tim O’Reilly’s keynote, Stoyan Stefanov’s “Psychology of Performance” and Steve Souders’ “Zen and the Art of Web Performance”.
Here’s the slide deck from my Velocity presentation earlier today, where I presented case studies showing the relationship between site speed and business metrics.
If you’ve ever found yourself trying to rationalize website optimization efforts and performance spending to your boss or co-workers, here’s a cheat sheet of stats and sources you can pull from for your next proposal (or awkward elevator conversation).