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.

Domain Sharding revisited

Author: Steve Souders.

Recent changes to browser settings and compression technology lead to a reduction in the need for domain sharding. Sharding is still useful however and this article provides some statistics and best practices on implementing this performance improving technique.

How to Speed Up Your WordPress Website

Author: Michael Gray.

As WordPress is the majority blogging and website software in use today, there is no shortage of need for performance improvement. As new sites and developers come online, articles like this one should be required reading. From deciding on hosting, to themes, to code optimisations there are many areas to focus on for improvement.

PHP performance tips from Eric Higgins, Google Webmaster

Author: Hasan Hidiroğlu.

PHP is found in many corners of the WWW, and it’s performance can sometimes be improved. For sites that aren’t as fast as desired, there are ways to use the code more efficiently in order to present content faster. This article has several tips on specific ways to code for performance, as well as other tips like caching, buffering, and ensuring your codebase is up to date.

Mobile web development tips & advice

Author: Albert Wiersch.

When designing for mobile browsing, there are a variety of tips that are useful to improve performance. From decreasing downloaded payload to avoiding excess images and certain types of content, this bullet point list of to-the-point tips is very useful.