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.

4 Simple Tips to Increase Your WordPress Loading Time


WordPress is a heavily used platform for publishing online today. This convenient software works well out of the box, hence it’s popularity. With it’s easy customisation there are a plethora of plugins, themes, and other tweaks and tools available. Here are a few tips for ensuring these tools are playing nice on your page and your WordPress-based site is performing well and loading fast, from your friends at

Responsible Considerations For Responsive Web Design

Author: Jordan Moore.

Responsive web design is here to stay. With pattern translation, sensors, systems, actuators, and more, pages are intended to be sized and displayed correctly for the context they are viewed in. Without great implementation, there is a chance this can result in *less* responsive sites. Jordan Moore goes over a comprehensive list of responsive design elements useful to anyone designing responsive pages today.

Spring Cleaning: Tips For Your Website

Author: Kristin Tarr.

Spring is a time of renewal, and people often look at spring cleaning their homes, lives, and work. This short article provides a number of common sense tips for spring cleaning your website. Alongside these tips, be sure to make use of the valuable monitoring from

Load Balancing without Load Balancers

Author: Matthew Prince.

Some readers of this column might appreciate a look into the low-level networking solutions of providing availability and high speed access. CloudFlare is a major Content Delivery Network who recently allowed us a look into their engineered solution to network availability and reliability. They don’t make use of single points of failures like load balancers or firewalls. “It’s a rare company our size that gets to play with systems to globally load balance Internet-scale traffic.”  It takes a lot of work to create an intelligent, simple-sounding solution.  CloudFlare has done the work to stand up a great network solution.