We studied the page speed and composition of 400 top European retailers to see how these sites would load for visitors using Chrome 23 (the most popular browser in the EU at the time of testing). While the results may not be shocking if you’ve been paying close attention to this space, they may come as an eye-opener to online retailers in the EU.

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Like so many of the people I meet in our community, Tim Morrow is a practical idealist when it comes to performance. He has an inspiring combination of aspirational, visionary thinking, and the savvy to back up thought with action. It was my great privilege to speak with him about topics ranging from third-party content to performance testing. I hope you enjoy listening.

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Images on the web are only going to get fatter, so we need to get a lot smarter about how we handle them. This includes embracing existing formats, such as WebP, that will make our images leaner, and developing new formats that can handle the emerging demands of retina displays.

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