Fast Websites Are Good for the World

MachMetrics

Yup – as if there weren’t a million other reasons why having an optimized site is important, you can now take pride in knowing that a fast website: saves energy, reduces economic disparity, increases happiness, and – in the most recent news – can prevent hate.

Who has the fastest website in F1?

CSS - Tricks

Anyway, back to Jake’s post about Formula One websites. Oh, and this reminds me that Chris noted a while back that the loading experience for most websites can be vastly improved: Client side rendering is so interesting.

The #1 Easiest Way to Speed Up a Slow Website

MachMetrics

We’ve written tons of articles giving you step-by-step advice on how to make your website faster – but not everyone wants to go through lots of steps. Many people reach out to us asking what is the #1 most important bang-for-your-buck tip on optimizing your website’s speed.

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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. What I didn’t know before writing it was that her agency was struggling to optimize their mobile websites for speed. Don’t forget about your website’s contact channels.

Guidelines for a faster Shopify, Squarespace, Wix (or other website builders) website

Gtmetrix

Optimization Explained image optimization optimize images serve scaled images shopify squarespace waterfall chart website builder wix

Third Party Services Slow Website Performance

Website Optimization

The problem is, these third party scripts extract a cost: inconsistent website performance. Over the past few years, ecommerce sites have made a concerted effort to improve their shopping experience.

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

Retailers Still Fail to Prepare Their Websites for Holiday Shoppers

Dotcom-Montior

I’ve spent some time for collecting meaningful metrics during Black Friday sales of our leading Retailers websites. The post Retailers Still Fail to Prepare Their Websites for Holiday Shoppers appeared first on Dotcom-Monitor Web Performance Blog. Performance Tech Tips Website Performance News user experience website performance monitoring

Brand-new comparison reports for your Website Performance Benchmarks

Dareboost

A single tool … Continue reading Brand-new comparison reports for your Website Performance Benchmarks → Service UpdatesA new version of our performance comparison reports has just been released.

The Top 10 Tips for Better Front-end Website Testing

MachMetrics

From speed testing to usability testing, use these ten strategies to ensure your website is always running on all cylinders. Users expect near-instant results when they navigate to a website and most of them aren’t going to wait around politely as your site struggles to load.

Plesk VPS Hosting For Better Website Outcomes

Smashing Magazine

Plesk VPS Hosting For Better Website Outcomes. Plesk VPS Hosting For Better Website Outcomes. In early discussions you have with clients about the website you’re tasked with designing, does the topic of web hosting ever come up? This is the Plesk website: Large preview.

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. Good website performance is part of that equation.

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5 Things Your Boss Needs to Know About Your Website

Dotcom-Montior

You may think the answers are obvious, and the most obvious questions include: How many people are hitting our website? Performance Tech Tips web performance website speed

How Improving Website Performance Can Help Save The Planet

Smashing Magazine

How Improving Website Performance Can Help Save The Planet. How Improving Website Performance Can Help Save The Planet. But as it stands, websites are growing ever more obese, which means that the energy demand of the Internet is continuing to grow exponentially.

Comparing Top 10 Cross-Browser Testing Tools of 2019

DZone

You’ve started your online business, and it starts doing well after some time, but have you checked your business website compatibility across all the browsers that visitors use to access it?

How to Optimize Website Speed for Black Friday 2017

Abstracta

Is your website prepared for record breaking traffic and sales? The post How to Optimize Website Speed for Black Friday 2017 appeared first on Abstracta Software Testing Services. Halloween is almost here and before you know it, it will be Black Friday and then, Cyber Monday.

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Faster Mobile Websites - Slides

Dean Hume

The presentation itself was based on the importance of mobile web performance and a covered a few guidelines that you can use to improve the speed of your mobile websites. The talk also covered free tools that developers can use to test and profile the performance of their mobile websites.

Tips for Optimizing Your Site for Multiple Browsers and Devices

DZone

In today’s world where everyone is struggling for speed, time is money, and a slow website it is nothing more than poison to your business. A slow loading website can turn away your users and sometimes for good too. From a study by unbounce , 79% of people tend to not return for buying anything if they face trouble while a website loads. If that’s the case, optimization of a website is not just necessary, it is mandatory! Today, everything is becoming more fast-paced.

Top Performance Testing Tools to Prepare Your Website for Black Friday

Abstracta

Everyone knows that Black Friday and Cyber Monday are the most popular online shopping days of the year (besides Amazon’s Prime Day), but it’s also a day that is notorious for website. The e-commerce industry’s busiest day is just around the corner… Are you ready?

How to Setup a WordPress MySQL Database in the Cloud

Scalegrid

WordPress is the largest website builder platform in the world, supporting over 34% of all websites on the internet today. In order for your WordPress website to be able to access, store and retrieve the data in your MySQL database, it needs to be hosted online through a cloud computing service. Managing a database is hard, as it needs continuous updating, tuning, and monitoring to ensure the performance of your website.

Is Your Website Mobile Friendly? The Mobile Speed Test

Dotcom-Montior

So why do you want to know if your website is mobile friendly? The post Is Your Website Mobile Friendly? Most likely it is because you have heard about last year's announcement from google over at google webmaster central.

The Tracker Tax: How Third Party Trackers Impact Website Speed in the United States

Website Optimization

Personal consumer data has become the oil of the 21st century. American companies are expected to spend close to $20 billion on consumer data in 2018 (New York Times 2018). Data trackers are the main way advertisers gather this valuable consumer data. JavaScript optimization

2019 PostgreSQL Trends Report: Private vs. Public Cloud, Migrations, Database Combinations & Top Reasons Used

High Scalability

PostgreSQL is an open source object-relational database system that has soared in popularity over the past 30 years from its active, loyal, and growing community. For the 2nd year in a row, PostgreSQL has kept the title of #1 fastest growing database in the world according to the DBMS of the Year report by the experts at DB-Engines. So what makes PostgreSQL so special, and how is it being used today?

Website Size: The Average Web Page Size Is More than 2MB – Twice the Size of the Average Page Just 3 Years Ago

MachMetrics

Let’s examine why websites have become so bloated and what we can do to trim the fat. Causes of the Website Obesity Epidemic. Why are websites so much bigger now? If you’re old enough, you may remember an early-internet when getting an image onto a website was a lot of work.

Alerts in New Relic Synthetics: Check Website Health From Different Parts of the World

Abstracta

Use the tool, Synthetics, for easy website health monitoring New Relic is a company that offers many different tools, perhaps best known for its application performance monitoring (APM).

Why Companies Need Web Performance Monitoring

Dotcom-Montior

Most of us believe that content and popularity of websites are the only factors, which are responsible for the success of our sites. But beyond that, even more, important is speed and user experience.

Top 15 Utility Tools for Testers

DZone

performance testing software testing qa debugging website testing cross browser testingRecently, we started digging into Reddit, and there we found many very useful threads for testers. While I was going through some of the links, I found this Reddit thread which was talking about tools for testers and I found it pretty interesting, so we decided to make a list for you by compiling all the utility tools for the testers. Let’s have a quick look at this.

Self-Host Your Static Assets

CSS Wizardry

One of the quickest wins—and one of the first things I recommend my clients do—to make websites faster can at first seem counter-intuitive: you should self-host all of your static assets, forgoing others’ CDNs/infrastructure.

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Beyond Speed: Why You Should Be Tracking Interactive Metrics

Rigor

“How fast is a website?” Web Performance interactivity metrics web performance metrics website performanceWhile it’s a simple question on the surface, it can be challenging to answer.

Load Testing: HTTP vs Headless vs Real Browser

Dotcom-Montior

Dotcom-Monitor News Load Testing Performance Tech Tips Website Performance News load testing load testing tools performance performance testing website performance monitoringAn outline of the main aspects of load simulation methods such as HTTP, headless, and real browser-based followed by a comparison matrix, to help you choose an appropriate simulation approach. The post Load Testing: HTTP vs Headless vs Real Browser appeared first on Dotcom-Monitor Web Performance Blog.

Beyond Speed: Why You Should Be Tracking Interactive Metrics

Rigor

“How fast is a website?” Web Performance interactivity metrics web performance metrics website performanceWhile it’s a simple question on the surface, it can be challenging to answer.

New AWS feature: Run your website from Amazon S3 - All Things.

All Things Distributed

New AWS feature: Run your website from Amazon S3. More details about the website feature of Amazon S3 can be found here and in Jeff Barrs blog post on the AWS developer blog. New AWS feature: Run your website from Amazon S3. All Things Distributed.

Integration Showcase: LoadView & Dynatrace

Dotcom-Montior

Dotcom-Monitor News Load Testing Performance Tech Tips Website Performance News dynatrace feature updates integrations load testingThis showcase demonstrates how the combination of Dynatrace and LoadView will close remaining gaps in the performance engineering chain. The post Integration Showcase: LoadView & Dynatrace appeared first on Dotcom-Monitor Web Performance Blog.

EveryStep Scripting Tool: Advanced Features

Dotcom-Montior

The EveryStep Scripting Tool by Dotcom-Monitor is a powerful macro that records scripts to perform automated monitoring of your websites' performance. Dotcom-Monitor News Performance Tech Tips EveryStep Scripting Tool web application monitoring website monitoring

My Best Christmas Present ? Root Domain Support for Amazon S3.

All Things Distributed

Root Domain Support for Amazon S3 Website Hosting. I have been a big fan of the Amazon S3 Static Website Hosting feature since its launch and this blog happily is being served from it. By storing your website in Amazon S3, you suddenly no longer have to worry about scaling, replication, performance, security, etc. Until the launch today of S3 Website Root Domain support you could not host your website at the root domain, but only at a subdomain.

How to Create a Simple and Efficient PHP Cache

DZone

When working on PHP websites made from scratch and without a framework, speed can often be an issue. Caching is extremely useful in order to speed up PHP webpages. In this article, I’ll show you how to make a simple PHP caching system for your web pages.

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Time to First Byte: What It Is and Why It Matters

CSS Wizardry

And with so much potentially taking place in our TTFB phase, it’s almost a miracle that websites load at all!

The 10 Must-Track Web Performance Metrics

MachMetrics

Web performance metrics track the efficiency (or lack thereof) of any individual aspect of your website’s performance. The first step in improving your website is measuring it. While going through this list, it’s important to keep in mind the overall goals of your website.

No Server Required - Jekyll & Amazon S3 - All Things Distributed

All Things Distributed

As some of you may remember I was pretty excited when Amazon Simple Storage Service (S3) released its website feature such that I could serve this weblog completely from S3. Just dropping your website in an S3 bucket brings all that power to you. All Things Distributed.

Lazy Loading, faster webpages, SEO friendly

Dareboost

Images are a key content on your website? If you’re serious about your website performance, you have probably optimized them. But have you considered to lazy load your images? Lazy loading images improves the user experience by saving bandwidth for important content first.

Why Page Speed Scores can be Dangerous

MachMetrics

Who is your website’s users – Google, or your real customers? The information under the score tells us that this site now loads faster than 99% of websites, but for someone who is chasing the elusive grade of 100, they are frustrated for no reason.

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Why You Need to Monitor Your Site for Performance

Gtmetrix

We walk you through all the reasoning behind monitoring your website with GTmetrix, complete with real-world examples and data. Optimization Explained alerts case study monitoring

Fostering a Web Performance Culture

José M. Pérez

Your dev environment is not your user’s environment Light Work , a picture by Émile Perron I use a Macbook Pro to develop websites. What happens when a browser tries to load a website? You can choose whatever tool to build your website, in the end we care about a fast experience.