Mobile Page Speed Testing

MachMetrics

In fact, failing to run a mobile page speed test is the number 1 speed testing mistake we see our users make! If you’re unsure of how your website performs on a mobile device (or even got a poor result on a speed audit), stick with us. Test Your Mobile Speed!

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4 Most Common Page Speed Testing Mistakes

MachMetrics

Using a page speed optimization audit tool like GTmetrix or WebPageTest is a great first step towards assessing how your website loads for visitors. However, you may be making one of the common page speed testing mistakes that often cost website owners engagement, and ultimately, revenue.

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Why Page Speed Scores can be Dangerous

MachMetrics

All of the popular speed testing tools typically provide a page speed score along with their objective results. Google PageSpeed Insights has a their “Speed Score.” While these do have a purpose, most people use them incorrectly, in a way that can be dangerous to your real site speed. What I’m going to show you is that optimizing towards a perfect score on these rating systems can be dangerous to your site’s speed (and your sanity).

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How to Optimize CSS for Speed

MachMetrics

However, if utilized carelessly, CSS can greatly affect our page speed. That’s good to know, but I know you’re looking for a css speed test, or techniques for optimizing your css for speed. This is another reason why page speed scores can be misleading. Learn more about the other benefits of a CDN for speed. Prioritize Above-the-fold CSS for Ultimate Speed. Now Our CSS is Made for Speed! Speed Optimization Tips

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Best Web Performance Books to Learn Site Speed Optimization

MachMetrics

If you’re looking to read optimization ideas from one of the greatest minds in speed performance, look no further. If these rules can be applied to improving speeds at Yahoo! High Performance Images: Shrink, Load, and Deliver Images for Speed. Speed Optimization Tips

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Software Testing for Startups: Speed-Quality Balance

DZone

When working on a software project launch, a lot of things don’t go as planned. What seemed technically perfect and game-changing on a paper might turn out to be an iceberg for your company’s Titanic. This is especially true for software startups ? probably the most fast-paced, stressful, and, at times, dramatic sector of the IT industry. Startup owners usually have very tight budgets all while having to impress their ROI-driven investors with fast, frequent, and high-performing releases.

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Web Font Performance – How Your Fonts Affect Page Speed

MachMetrics

The post Web Font Performance – How Your Fonts Affect Page Speed appeared first on MachMetrics Speed Blog. Speed Optimization TipsFor many of us, typography is as big of a decision as anything else in the design process of a website.

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Free Website Speed Monitoring

MachMetrics

MachMetrics is a premium site speed monitoring tool used by #webperf enthusiasts worldwide. Starting today we’re opening up our Starter Plan (60 speed tests per day) for FREE for any open source projects that would like to have their speed monitored. If you’re interest in using our Starter Plan (60 speed tests per day) for FREE for your non-profit simply reach out to us after creating your free account.

Not Quite Getting Up to Speed

DZone

Google needs to step up their speed. Quantum Supremacy Is Arguable, but We Are Almost There. Last month , I reported on a leaked announcement that Google had proved “ quantum supremacy ”, which is a concrete illustration of a use case where a quantum computer succeeds in a computation that a classical supercomputer cannot achieve in any reasonable timescale. performance research and analysis quantum computing summit high performance computing exascale computing

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Speed up next-page navigations with prefetching

Addy Osmani

Learn how to speed up next-page navigations using prefetching

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The DevTools Performance Tab – Using Chrome’s Profiler to Optimize Your Page Speed

MachMetrics

Chrome’s DevTools suite contains some of the most powerful tools available to help you analyze and improve the speed of your website (or web app). However, the DevTools performance tab goes well beyond the typical metrics that you’ll see when you test your site’s loading speed. The post The DevTools Performance Tab – Using Chrome’s Profiler to Optimize Your Page Speed appeared first on MachMetrics Speed Blog. Speed Optimization Tips

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Site Speed Metrics Explained – TTFB, Speed Index, Interactive, Load, Complete, and more

MachMetrics

It’s one of the most frequently asked questions I see asked, “I’ve tested my site speed, so now what do these metrics mean?” Standard Website Speed Metrics. As we can see, a website’s “speed” is not a one-size-fits-all number that we can simply lower. Time to First Byte (TTFB), Document Load, Page Complete, Speed Index, Time to Interactive, Number of Resources, and Page Size are all industry-accepted metrics. Speed Index. Speed Optimization Tips

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Google Lighthouse Audits – How to use Chrome’s built-in speed testing tool

MachMetrics

However, you have likely used the Web UI that Google uses to allow you to test websites for speed – Google PageSpeed Insights. While PageSpeed Insights focuses solely on speed/performance, Lighthouse offers even more. Finally, decide if you want to throttle your test to a certain speed, and run the audit. Here you’ll find the usual page speed metrics such as Speed Index, First Contentful Paint, Time to Interactive, etc. Speed Optimization Tips

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Introducing Page Speed Benchmarks – a new resource for the performance community

Speed Curve

Page Speed Benchmarks is an interactive dashboard that lets you explore and compare web performance data for leading websites across several industries – from retail to media. Find out more about why it's so important to test at slow speeds.

PageSpeed Module: Dramatically Increase the Speed of Your Website Automatically

MachMetrics

The way a website is constructed can have a major impact on website speed performance, but developers often have a hard time keeping track of factors that cause slow page loads and other speed-related issues. The PageSpeed Module is one of several free Google tools designed to help assess and improve page load speed times. Let’s explore how it works and what it can do to help get your performance up to speed on the backend and frontend. Speed Optimization Tips

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Radically speed up your code by fixing slow or frequent garbage collection

Dynatrace

Any significant reduction in allocations will inevitably speed up your code. By reducing the number of allocated objects, you can both speed up your code and reduce object churn and garbage collection events. Speed up application code itself. Any significant reduction in allocations will inevitably speed up your code. This will always speed up your code , and the memory profiler will help you find the right code to optimize. . Dynatrace news.

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Massively speed up OneAgent lifecycle management with the enhanced REST API (Preview)

Dynatrace

Speed of management: with a single command you can manage hundreds or thousands of Dynatrace OneAgents almost instantaneously, wherever they are and whatever they are configured to do. By providing you with full update manageability for OneAgents, you’ll be able to massively speed up the lifecycle management process, especially in large, dynamic environments. Dynatrace news.

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Increased accuracy for Visually complete and Speed index—measurements may be impacted

Dynatrace

This is an announcement for the OneAgent version 1.171 release: you may see a change in Visually complete and Speed index calculation once you upgrade to OneAgent 1.171. As we learn more about how our customers’ web applications work, we have the opportunity to improve how we calculate our Visually complete and Speed index metrics, which DOM elements we include, and how much influence they have on these values. Speed index calculation now takes more elements into account.

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How To Speed Test Your Site From All Over The World

MachMetrics

Our most recent article identified (and remedied) the 4 most common page speed testing mistakes we see website owners making, and it inspired us to do even more to help those who make mistake #2: Only testing from 1 location. In addition to recently adding 2 new server locations, we wanted to remind you of all the places we have testing engines running – to give you the most complete way to speed test your site from all over the world! Speed Optimization Tips

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Page Experience and Core Web Vitals: a new SEO factor focusing on website speed

Dareboost

The Speed Report in the Google Search Console (recently renamed “Core Web Vitals”) is offering two new performance metrics: Cumulative Layout Shift and Largest Contentful Paint additionally to the First Input Delay. Core Web Vitals have also been deployed in tools such as Page Speed Insights or Lighthouse. Google recently announced a major change to … Continue reading Page Experience and Core Web Vitals: a new SEO factor focusing on website speed → Performance analytic

Search Console Speed Report: everything you need to know

Dareboost

One year after the Speed Update has been released, Google has launched a brand new Speed Report within the Search Console. The Speed Report is using the Chrome UX Report data to highlight the slow pages of your website. Let’s discover how to use the Search Console Speed Report and how to interpret the related … Continue reading Search Console Speed Report: everything you need to know → Performance analytics

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What Web Designers Can Do To Speed Up Mobile Websites

Smashing Magazine

What Web Designers Can Do To Speed Up Mobile Websites. What Web Designers Can Do To Speed Up Mobile Websites. I recently wrote a blog post for a web designer client about page speed and why it matters. What I didn’t know before writing it was that her agency was struggling to optimize their mobile websites for speed. She understood how important mobile page speeds were to the user experience and, by proxy, SEO.

How to Optimize Website Speed for Black Friday 2017

Abstracta

The post How to Optimize Website Speed for Black Friday 2017 appeared first on Abstracta Software Testing Services. Performance Engineering Software Testing Black Friday load testing Page Speed Performance Performance TestingIs your website prepared for record breaking traffic and sales? Halloween is almost here and before you know it, it will be Black Friday and then, Cyber Monday. These consumer “holidays” bring about the race for shoppers to buy all of the coveted items on.

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Beyond Speed: Why You Should Be Tracking Interactive Metrics

Rigor

In the past, the answer would be based on the load time of a page, but over the years, we have evolved our approach to site speed to incorporate new metrics, alone or in combination with existing metrics. Today, when asking “how fast,” we need to look at more than load speed and paint metrics and incorporate interactivity and user experience. The post Beyond Speed: Why You Should Be Tracking Interactive Metrics appeared first on Rigor. “How fast is a website?”

We Love Speed 2019 on September 20 in Lille

Dareboost

After a most successful 2018 edition, Dareboost is proud to keep sponsoring the French Web Performance event: We Love Speed. The 2019 edition will take place on September 20, in Lille (1h hour from Paris by train), and will be even more interesting than the previous one, including some feedback from Dareboost customers such as … Continue reading We Love Speed 2019 on September 20 in Lille → About

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The Importance of Web Hosting Speed and Performance For Your Website

DZone

Speed Matters on the Internet. When it comes to whether visitors look at your page or not, the most significant factor is how fast your page loads. Amazon revealed that a one-second delay could lead to $1.6 billion fewer in sales per year, while Google claims that less than a one-second delay results in eight million fewer searches per day. performance internet ebusiness

A Look at JAMstack’s Speed, By the Numbers

CSS - Tricks

TTFB mobile speed distribution (CrUX, July 2019). FCP mobile speed distribution (CrUX, July 2019). FID mobile speed distribution (CrUX, July 2019). TTFB mobile speed distribution comparison between all web and CMS (CrUX, July 2019). And here are the FCP results: FCP mobile speed distribution comparison between all web and CMS (CrUX, July 2019). The post A Look at JAMstack’s Speed, By the Numbers appeared first on CSS-Tricks.

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How to Get Ready for Google’s Speed Update

Rigor

Google recently announced the launch of their Speed Update. This change to how Google ranks websites for searches will now take mobile page speed into account in its ranking algorithm. While the Speed Update won’t be in effect until July 2018, there are steps that companies can take now to make sure they are not penalized. Google won’t notify you if your ranking is dinged by mobile speed, but you will see the impact in your Google Search Console and your traffic.

ACM Survey – Part 3: How your peers speed up time to market

Dynatrace

The post ACM Survey – Part 3: How your peers speed up time to market appeared first on Dynatrace blog. Dynatrace news. Welcome back to the blog series in which we summarize the findings of our Autonomous Cloud Management survey. Here’s what we discussed so far: Part 1 examined the Dev-to-Ops ratios that organizations have for their most critical application projects. Part 2 looked at organizational silos, and how far organizations have come in breaking them down.

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How to Speed Up Page Load Times with Google’s PageSpeed Insights

MachMetrics

Google’s PageSpeed Insights tools may be just what you need to leverage data collected through speed testing. Having too many large images, files, and plugins may slow down site speed or server response times and that is where PageSpeed testers come in. As part of the PageSpeed Tools suite, Insights is designed to guide your response to slow speeds, resulting in optimal performance. Why This Matters for Speed. Speed Optimization Tips

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WebPageTest Scripting: Examples for advanced speed testing scenarios

MachMetrics

When most people test their site speed, they test a single, static page. Luckily WebPageTest (and thus MachMetrics) offers scripting functionality that allows you to create these specific, multi-step tests that can be useful in certain situations such as: Testing a page that is only accessible after logging in Checking the speed of a checkout process Testing with ads disabled. Testing the speed of a checkout process.

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Speed Index now available

Speed Curve

Speed Index is now available on SpeedCurve. Speed Index is an important measure of a user's experience as the page loads. Here's a great video from Paul Irish introducing Speed Index at the recent Front End Ops Conference Choose "SpeedIndex" from the top right of the main graphs. It's based on video analysis of how the page loads over time.

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Need for Speed: Cubic’s Journey with Tasktop Viz and Flow Metrics

Tasktop

“I feel the need — the need for speed” – Peter “Maverick” Mitchell . Just like the sky-soaring heroes of Top Gun, Cubic has only one speed — fast. The post Need for Speed: Cubic’s Journey with Tasktop Viz and Flow Metrics appeared first on Tasktop Blog.

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Is Your Website Mobile Friendly? The Mobile Speed Test

Dotcom-Montior

The Mobile Speed Test appeared first on Dotcom-Monitor Web Performance Blog. Page Load Speed Performance Tech TipsSo why do you want to know if your website is mobile friendly? Most likely it is because you have heard about last year's announcement from google over at google webmaster central. It turns out that Google has updated their algorithm to significantly increase the weight of mobile-friendliness as a ranking signal. That's right, significantly!

New Features – Custom Dashboards and Connection Speed Options

MachMetrics

We’re happy to announce two new features that many of you have been asking for: custom dashboards and the ability to specify connection speed for your tests. If you’re monitoring the speed of a few urls, the default “All Urls” dashboard works just great. Connection Speed. The next most-requested feature has been the ability to choose the connection speed of the testing.

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Preload, Prefetch and Preconnect: Speed Up your Website with Resource Hints

Dareboost

To increase the user’s perception of speed, you may need to influence the order in which these resources are fetched and executed. A web page consists … Continue reading Preload, Prefetch and Preconnect: Speed Up your Website with Resource Hints → Web best PracticesLoading a web page requires fetching a whole set of resources which collectively allow the page to be displayed and interacted with.

How to Make Your Website Load Faster

DZone

website load speed website speed wordpress website design and development website speed test in drupal caching with vanish drupal caching wordpress cachingFaster loading? Sign me up! If you implement testing your landing page you will get to know that you are wasting your money by just throwing them inside pits. The reason behind this is that your pages are simply not loading as expected as fast enough.

Beyond Speed: Why You Should Be Tracking Interactive Metrics

Rigor

In the past, the answer would be based on the load time of a page, but over the years, we have evolved our approach to site speed to incorporate new metrics, alone or in combination with existing metrics. Today, when asking “how fast,” we need to look at more than load speed and paint metrics and incorporate interactivity and user experience. The post Beyond Speed: Why You Should Be Tracking Interactive Metrics appeared first on Rigor. “How fast is a website?”

IE11 and average speed update

Speed Curve

To keep inline with browser trends and average connection speeds SpeedCurve will begin updating the test setting every quarter. For Q2 2014 we're switching to IE11 which is now the most popular version of IE according to Akamai and StatsCounter and the average connection speed has been updated to 9.8Mbps download, 2.5Mbps upload with a 10ms latency. The 9.8Mbps download speed is based on the latest State of the Internet report from Akamai

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Speeding Up Hadoop Builds Using Distributed Unit Tests

Highly Scalable

In this article I describe a technique we used to speed up a Pig build from 9 hours to 1 hour 30 minutes using 6 Jenkins nodes. This technique is generic and can be considered as a general way to speed up maven or ant builds on Jenkins CI server or other CI systems. We recently worked with one of the Hadoop vendors on the continuous integration system for Hadoop core and other Hadoop-related projects like Pig, Hive, HBase.

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How to Optimize Websites for Ad Publishers

Dotcom-Montior

Page speed has been a key factor in Google’s ranking algorithm since 2010 , so it is essential to understand the various ways you can optimize your pages and why implementing synthetic monitoring can ensure your pages perform flawlessly and revenue isn’t lost. Running a website speed test can help to determine what factors may be slowing your pages down. There are tools available such as Dotcom-Monitor’s free speed test that you can utilize to gauge performance.

Speeding up Linux kernel builds with ccache

Nick Desaulniers

ccache , the compiler cache, is a fantastic way to speed up build times for C and C++ code that I previously recommended. Recently, I was playing around with trying to get it to speed up my Linux kernel builds, but wasn’t seeing any benefit. Usually when this happens with ccache, there’s something non-deterministic about the builds that prevents cache hits.

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From Caching to CDN: How To Decide Which Way to Go

DZone

In an attempt to speed up their websites, owners are ready to take various measures. When we talk about the speed of a website, most often we mean the speed of its content loading. Our article aims to compare them in terms of speed of data load. performance caching cdn website speed data cachingThere are two effective methods to improve the load time — data caching and using a content delivery network (CDN).

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