This Week in Website Performance

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

Creating High-Performance Mobile Websites

Author: James Rosewell.

While just about anyone knows that a site that takes longer than 3 seconds to load is “slow” and quickly becomes “too slow” not many people realise the source of the greatest part of that delay. On mobiles with their limited batteries, energy conservation techniques turn off the radio when not in use. On many mobiles that startup and reconnection time can take as long as 2 seconds. This means you have just 1 second to get a page served to the browser. This article provides more detail on the phenomenon, as well as strategies to meet the target of displaying pages with only a 3 second delay.

Optimizing Images for Mobile, Native and Web Apps

Author: Jordi Böhme López.

Images account for a high proportion of the download package of most websites. One of the most useful areas to focus on when optimising for speed is in image size and format. This short article espouses the use of PNG format for images and covers optimisation of this useful format.

Web Assets – Tips for Better Organization and Performance

Author: Krasimir Tsonev.

This detailed article on a few elements important to website performance is useful to anyone. Images, CSS, and javascript are nearly ubiquitous these days and here we have a reasonably involved writeup of them. Complete with code snippets for everything from sprite useage to button styling to javascript design patterns there is something for everyone.

Top 5 Tips to Optimize Performance of a Joomla Site

Author: Ariel Tang.

Joomla is a CMS with millions of users. If you work with it, there are several ways in which performance can be improved. The 5 very useful tips presented in this article cover a variety of areas in a Joomla based site.

5 Things You Should Check Now to Improve PHP Web Performance

Author: Steve Nellon.

PHP remains in very high usage on the internet today. Performance optimisations should be made, and then checked periodically as code changes. Here we have 5 useful tips for improving your PHP based site.