Because it’s important to us that you have a good night’s sleep in the run-up to your sale, we have made up a little check-list for you with 5 points to watch out for to ensure you are well prepared for this high-traffic day and can offer your users good loading times. Your check-list!
Have you already tried analysing your website’s performance? You can soon get lost in the intricacies of data and the multitude of tools. To help guide you, we are opening our webperf experts’ toolbox. We will share with you, free of charge, our favourite webperf analysis methods.
Have you tried to measure the speed of your website with Test My Site?
When Google released a new version of its web performance testing tool, one of our web performance experts, Anthony Barré, looked into it to decipher the testing conditions and analyze the results.
Let’s observe why it is mainly a tool for marketing, with limitations when it comes to the web performance community.
Whether you are an expert in e-commerce, marketing or SEO / SEA, you have one thing in common: a high concern for UX. And you should! Did you know that a website’s loading time is what really counts for users?
UX is an essential issue for the user who visits your e-commerce website and who discovers your brand’s DNA! Fast loading times for desktop and mobile browsing contribute to a quality experience, which turns in favour of high conversion rates.
Following a healthier, lighter diet also applies to CSS, and the latter will become heavy if it has to put up with base64-encoded fonts. Fasterize helps you optimize your loading times by outsourcing fonts instead of embedding them in CSS, a critical resource that the browser needs to load as quickly as possible. The result? Pages are displayed faster thanks to a better Start Render.
What Content Management System (CMS) should you choose to guarantee the optimum load time for your website’s pages? Salesforce Commerce Cloud, Prestashop, WooCommerce, Magento, WordPress, Hybris, or a home-made platform... Looking beyond what each promises to bring, is there such a thing as the perfect CMS when it comes to speed?
Maybe you’ve already heard people talking about Early Hint? Or perhaps the HTTP 103 code? This feature, which is currently being standardized by the W3C, can be used to preload page resources even before receiving the first byte of content. Unfortunately, currently, HTTP 103 is very rarely used by browsers, despite the benefits it offers in terms of loading speed. To address this, our technical team has developed an optimization that allows our customers to preload a non-cacheable page’s resources – we’d like to introduce you to Early Hint!
The perception of a website’s loading speed is an experience that no metric can fully encapsulate. During the loading process, several stages can have an impact on this perception. So, to understand if your site is slow or fast, there are several metrics that you need to look at – including Start Render and Speed Index. But although these can be used to measure the speed at which a page displays, they don’t allow you to assess a page’s level of interactivity, which is a key aspect in the user experience. And that’s why we’re proud to present a new metric: Time To Interactive.