Recently, someone asked me if VC-backed sites still outperform other sites, and I thought it was high time to revisit this question.
A video that demonstrates how upgrading your mobile device doesn’t necessarily deliver the massive performance boost that some users believe it will.
We strapped EEG devices to the heads of mobile users to see what’s going on when people encounter slow web pages. Here’s a peek of what that looks like.
Faster is better… or is it? Regardless of what type of internet user you are, the Slow Web Movement can benefit us all.
I’m off for a couple of weeks of R&R. I’ll be back after Labour Day and fully charged up for what looks to be an action-packed fall and some very exciting news on the research and development front. I’m leaving you with some posts to check out if you missed them the first time around. This is a roundup of the top ten most-read posts of 2013. Enjoy!
I don’t usually pimp product on this blog, but this video is too good not to share. The laugh-out-loud moment happens at 1:10.
Friends don’t let friends make assumptions about mobile performance. Chances are, you know someone who believes at least one of the following. Time to straighten them out.
Last week, we released our quarterly State of the Union for ecommerce web performance. This week, I want to share a poster version of the infographics we created to accompany the report.
Our newest quarterly performance survey of the top 500 retail websites in the US found that pages are 13.7% slower than they were in 2012, and that the median page takes 4.9 seconds to become usable (well below the user wait-time threshold of 3 seconds).
While 99% of response time problems are still caused by the UI being too slow, a too-fast UI causes serious usability problems, too. This post explains this problem and outlines six solutions.