In this webinar, Hooman Beheshti analyzes Google’s home page performance using Web Page Test and HTTPWatch, demonstrates how to interpret waterfall charts, and talks about ways to diagnose and isolate common web application performance problems.
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.
When Network World invited me to whiteboard the issues with web performance, I jumped at the chance. In this video, I illustrate the performance problems in the current web landscape — from server time and round trips to browser differentiation and user expectations.
Here’s the slide deck from my Velocity presentation earlier today, where I presented case studies showing the relationship between site speed and business metrics.
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).
Want to get a sense of if and how your site could be affected by Google’s new search algorithms? The first step is to understand your competition. Here’s a quick four-step guide to benchmarking your site’s speed against your competitors.
In my ongoing quest to figure out how website performance affects Google’s search rankings, here’s one example of a site that positively affected how it interacted with Googlebot after being optimized.