It wouldn’t be December without an avalanche of predictions for 2012. Here’s my contribution.
Last week, Mac Slocum invited me to chat with him about mobile web performance. He had some great questions about apps versus mobile sites, common optimization mistakes, and whether or not different device owners have different expectations when it comes to performance.
How do you measure the impact of mobile performance changes when slowing down pages isn’t an option? This case study shows how to take user data you already have and use it as a proxy for measuring performance impact.
Anyone who works here at Strangeloop can tell you how long I’ve been gunning for a video that explains how our Site Optimizer works. Finally, here it is.
We’ve been saying for months that this year is going to mark a new highwater point for site site speed. I think it’s safe to say that it doesn’t get much more mainstream than this two-minute segment on CNBC’s Power Lunch.
Is this day and age, third-party content providers need to make their scripts load asynchronously in order not to bog down page load. StumbleUpon didn’t, and as a result, we removed their script from our websites.
In a recent Google Webmaster video, Matt Cutts gave definitive answers as to what constitutes “cloaking”. From these answers, I came up with a set of guidelines for the web content optimization (WCO) community.
Domino’s knew how to create a great customer SLA: Your pizza in 30 minutes or it’s free. How can the average site owner create a website SLA as compelling as Domino’s? Some thoughts.
Not surprisingly, mobile is an even bigger deal than ever. There have been some great new presentations and studies. I was surprised, however, when digging through my bookmarks, to note just how many case studies there are, including under-the-hood reports from companies like Twitter and Facebook.
Findings include: Payload is growing, not shrinking, for big players like Google, Microsoft, and Yahoo. Facebook and Google+ third-party content is neck-and-neck. And 1 out of 4 of the top 100 sites still don’t use core performance best practices.