Start Render marks the moment when a web page displays the first asset, whatever its size or relevance to the user. It is directly linked to perceived speed.
Does your website belong to the 89% that use Google Fonts? Did you know that as soon as you start using externalised fonts such as Google Fonts, you run the risk of performance problems linked to Third Parties? Google Fonts are, in fact, part of the critical page rendering path: they are a required resource for text display.
The Content Delivery Network (or CDN) is one of the basics of web performance. By acting as an online ‘relay’, it allows you to create a bridge between content and users. This ensures that the distance information must travel from server to user is as short as possible – and the shorter the distance, the faster the response.
For those who wish to optimise loading times, this technique is often the first port of call. Yet how do you measure its impact? Should you use one CDN or several? And how do you choose between them? Let’s cast the spotlight on this invaluable solution.
As a website publisher, aspects such as content, architecture and design fall under your responsibility. And yet, even if you implement all of the optimisations and best practices, the browsing habits of your users is out of your hands (particularly when it comes to devices and networks).
In order to measure loading times or analyse web performance, many of us turn to PageSpeed Insights. But have you ever wondered how the scores are calculated? What does it really mean to score 50, 70 or 90? And is it even possible to reach 100? Let’s take a look at how Google does its maths.
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.