Keep-alives and compression are two of the easiest, lowest-hanging fruit on the performance optimization tree, yet almost half of the leading retail websites aren’t taking advantage of these best practices simultaneously. How to identify and fix this problem on your site.
This past Wednesday, I had the great privilege of hanging out with the New York Web Performance Meetup crowd, and doing a session on web performance automation. Here’s the slide deck and an overview of the session highlights.
Web performance consulting: What is it? Is it worthwhile? How do you find a good consultant? I decided to take these questions directly to one of today’s leading performance consultants, Andrew King.
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: