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Mobile-first: Let’s talk about performance

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When we speak about mobile-first, we usually forget to mention performance.
This comes from a misunderstanding of mobile networks restrictions and mobile power.

Nevertheless, mobile performance is crucial: 71% of mobile users expect a web page to load at least as fast on mobile as on computer (versus 58% in 2009) and 46% consider that websites usually are slower on mobile than on computer.
60% of mobile users think that a web page should load in less than 3 seconds on a mobile.
So how can we improve performance and go beyond the constraints of a mobile world? Continue reading Mobile-first: Let’s talk about performance

2014 : feedback from a pivotal year for Fasterize

Fasterize celebrated its 3rd anniversary this year. And in 3 years … it has grown up!
When we remember our beginnings and our adventures, we cannot help but smile!
Of course, as all startups we have experienced ups and downs, good days and bad days. But our motivation came through unscathed.
So we have decided to (re) share this wonderful year with you! Continue reading 2014 : feedback from a pivotal year for Fasterize

[Installation guide] Webpagetest agent on windows server 2008

As you may know, Fasterize is an active partner of webpagetest and host the agents for Paris. Today, we explain in detail the official guide on https://sites.google.com/a/webpagetest.org/docs/private-instances.
The purpose of this guide is giving the maximum pieces of information to install an agent. Most steps are illustrated with pictures.

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Webperf is not a matter of technique

When you work in the webperf world, you’re constantly reading blog posts about new techniques or new hacks that are implemented or tried on new website / Single Page app / mobile website / CMS. You also meet a lot of people telling you that “yes we do some concatenation, minification, whatever … but mhhh … not for this because it’s outside the deployment process … “. Or you see people trying to speed up their websites without monitoring anything.

So instead of focusing on techniques, shouldn’t we watch the side aspects of webperf as being as important as techniques?

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