Keep-alives and compression are two of the easiest, lowest-hanging fruit on the performance optimization tree, yet almost half of the leading retail websites aren’t taking advantage of these best practices simultaneously. How to identify and fix this problem on your site.
An historical overview of the evolution of the front-end performance industry, from 1995 to the present, highlighting everyone from early players such as Akamai and F5 to more recent entrants like Strangeloop and Aptimize.
Kids need an almost instantaneous user experience, with page load times below 200ms. So why does the average kids’ website take more than 9 seconds to load?
Updating my performance stats “cheat sheet” with brand-new data from Gomez and old-ish data from Forrester.
The mainstream web performance community is rapidly amassing reams of data in this area. But when it comes to the mobile web, we’re pretty much at square one. The problem is threefold: lack of performance-measuring tools, need for large-scale A/B testing, and lack of information sharing.
A summary of what’s been added to this popular post about performance stats and business metrics.
A collection of my favorite performance graphs and charts from Velocity 2010. Taken all together, these provide a pretty nifty snapshot of the current state of web performance.
Would you consider participating in an open project wherein contributors shared their performance and metrics data in order to gather and analyze realtime data from real websites? Would your organization? Is such a project even worthwhile?
Performance has come a long way in an incredibly short time. It doesn’t seem that long ago (2007, to be specific) when Steve Souders was evangelizing the nitty gritty of the newly developed YSlow best practices. Here’s a snapshot of how the performance landscape has changed in the past three years:
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).