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What I clicked on this week.
Mystified by waterfall charts, or know someone who is? Today I thought it would be a good idea to take a bird’s eye view of a typical performance waterfall – pre- and post-acceleration – that you can take away for your own reference or pass along to anyone you think could benefit from having this information.
A summary of what’s been added to this popular post about performance stats and business metrics.
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.
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.
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.
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.