What I clicked this week
In part 2 of my two-part video whiteboarding session for Network World, I talk about the web performance solution landscape, including CDNs and ADCs, and I explain why these don’t address all the opportunities for site optimization.
This week here are the four most popular links mentioned on Twitter with the “velocityconf” hashtag, including Tim O’Reilly’s keynote, Stoyan Stefanov’s “Psychology of Performance” and Steve Souders’ “Zen and the Art of Web Performance”.
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.
Would you consider participating in an open project wherein contributors shared their performance and metrics data in order to gather and analyze realtime data from real websites? Would your organization? Is such a project even worthwhile?
There are two main web performance problems I see over and over again: the sheer size of web pages, and how these pages are built for, and consumed by, different browser types. As a parallel issue, we also have users’ page-load expectations, which are currently outpacing most websites’ ability to deliver.
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.