I’m very excited to announce the launch of a project that’s been in the idea phase for more than a year, and actively in the works for the past couple of months: the Web Performance Today podcast. It seems only fitting that we launch the series with interviews with Patrick Meenan and Stephen Thair.
If you've been following this site for any period of time, you probably don't need to watch this video. But…
I tested all 14 of Steve Souders’s original performance rules for faster loading websites to see if they are still relevant today.
Effective immediately, we’re teaming up to offer Strangeloop’s Site Optimizer service to CloudFront customers.
Here’s a fun set of infographics we just created, which were triggered by Shop.org’s statement that online shoppers could spend $96 billion this holiday season. We did some digging to find out what these numbers mean. (As you might expect, there’s a performance angle in here, too.)
When I wrote about page bloat for GigaOM last May, I projected that, at the then-current rate of growth, the average page would hit 2 MB in 2015. Based on this new finding, we need to upgrade that prediction to early 2014.
Despite the fact that real-user monitoring (RUM) is a white-hot topic these days, my feeling has been that only about 20% of major ecommerce sites have adopted RUM tools. So I decided to back up my talk with a little ad hoc research.
At Strangeloop, we talk a lot about the business value of web performance, but we're just as interested in the…
Can you predict the outcome of the US election based on the performance of the candidates’ sites? Maybe, maybe not. But I’m going to try anyway.
I get a thrill at the thought of billions of RUM beacons gathering tonnes of data for me to slice and dice. But I also like to get a tactile sense of how a site looks and feels. Today I want to talk about a low-tech way to measure performance, either to validate your high-tech results or to give you an introduction to performance. I call it (drumroll please) …