Does your website belong to huge majority 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 ever tried to measure your site speed with Google Test My Site?
Anthony Barré, our CTO and webperf expert, took a look at it to decipher the test conditions and analyze the results.
In this article, we will see in detail how it is an interesting marketing tool, and its limits for an advanced web performance analysis.
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?