This Week in Website Performance is a weekly feature of the Monitis.com blog. It summarizes recent articles about website performance. How to make yourweb site better, how to improve your users experience when they come to your website and how to optimize the overall experience. Why? Because your friends at Monitis.com care.
Author: Mark Zeman.
Responsive Web Design (RWD) is gaining more visibility and deployment as increasing numbers of people turn to small form factor devices to browse the web. RWD is new enough to not have established best practices and that can be a barrier to implementation. This article provides a good higher level understanding of the RWD scenario along with a few key techniques to optimise with a mobile first perspective.
Author: Alex Shaikh.
Usually website performance focusses on the raw time to deliver content. There is another aspect to performance in active or dynamic sites and that relates to smoothness of presentation. When repainting is too slow a visual jitter effect sometimes called janking is exhibited, and this is unpleasant to experience. If your website produces low or inconsistent frame rate it’s important to address this user experience deficiency. This article uses Chrome DevTools to work through the problem of janking, and in the process you will have a much better understanding of the problem and its causes and remedies.
Author: Yoav Weiss.
A lesser-understood element in the web performance arena is the browser preloader. Also known as the preload scanner, speculative parser, or look-ahead browser, this optimization feature should be in every performance toolkit. If poorly understood and implemented it may not improve things, and has gotten a bit of a bad rap because of that. Take the time to learn how to use the preloader and see if your site doesn’t improve from the treatment. This article is a great resource to understand preloading and how to make it work for you.
Author: searchengineland.blog.com (Nuno Lopes, Rui Santos, Andreia Mota, Sérgio Carvalho)
In the world of website performance, there are many features, techniques, tips, and tricks. This lengthy article covers the gamut, from why speed matters to reducing download size to maximizing cache. Be sure to implement monitoring right away so you can see the improvements you’ve made in hard numbers by visiting Monitis.com to establish a monitoring solution. Then follow along this article to make some positive, negative, changes today. The case study presented reduced their loading time to 50% of the initial time.
Author: Laeeq Khan.
Author: Ariya Hidayat.
Author: Javed Ali.
This short article applies to anyone with a website. If you are starting out or need to revisit the basics, give this a read and implement the 5 tips. Image compression, CDNs, and code minification are a few of the areas covered.