This Week in Website Performance

This Week in Website Performance is a weekly feature of the blog. It summarizes recent articles about website performance. Why? Because your friends at care.

Page Weight Matters

Author: Chris Zacharias.

An interesting story about how greatly improving site performance caused site metrics to show worse performance. Highlighting the need to intelligently use data collected, monitoring can show when and where performance bottlenecks shift.

Make your mobile pages render in under one second

Author: Bryan McQuaid.

Render times below the one second mark are important for mobile users. This article explores common blocks to page rendering and how to resolve them. This provides for sub-1 second rendering and creates some content for the user in order to counteract poorly performing mobile networks.

Situational Performance Optimization – The Next Frontier

Author: Guy Podjarny.

Browser innovations that can’t be tapped into in order to serve to the masses, network conditions ranging from great to abysmal, and even network protocols like SPDY and SSL make for a number of different situations that users are in. A one-size-fits-all approach to optimisation usually means someone isn’t being fit very well. Situational optimisation should be in mind for future development.