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.
In the latest Web Performance today podcasts, I chat with Mark Jennings, Technical Operations Manager at Lonely Planet Online, and Torbit CEO Josh Fraser.
The i’s and t’s have all their requisite dots and crosses, and today I’m extremely excited to announce that Strangeloop has been acquired by Radware.
If you’re just starting out on your web performance journey, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed by how much there is to learn about something as “simple” as making pages faster. In this post, I offer my opinionated guide to the links you should check out if you’re a developer who’s new to the performance scene.
It doesn't matter what area of web performance you specialize in, if you're anywhere in the performance space, this week's…
“People who experience flow on a regular basis are happier than people who don’t.” In the past I’ve talked about research that links flow to business metrics like conversions, pageviews, and revenue, but I’ve never explored the blunt statement that flow = happiness. So I decided to do some digging with this angle in mind.
With real user measurement (RUM) poised to become a topic on every site owner’s lips, AOL performance evangelist Eric Goldsmith shares some important insights about how to extract actionable metrics from your RUM data and how to avoid falling into the trap of confusing correlation with causation.
This week, Wine.com CTO Geoffrey Smalling offers some fascinating insights into his company’s approach to creating a web performance culture, talks about why the iPad is a “game changer”, and shares what keeps a CTO up at night.
The most popular posts of 2012 covered sexy topics like page growth, business metrics, rogue third-party content, and the psychology of web performance, as well as “Performance 101″ type pieces about latency and terminology.
In this week’s podcast, OmniTI CEO Theo Schlossnagle talks about scalability, his tech predictions for 2013, and beer consumption as a Big Data project.