Top 25 Web Performance Links of 2013

Top 25 Performance Links 2013

Top 25 Web Performance Links

2014 is just around the corner and we decided to round up what we think are the best web performance related articles and links of 2013. If you’re a front-end or back-end dev, marketer, web master, or just passionate about online performance then these are the top 25 links you need to have read in 2013.

  1. Small Changes that have a BIG Impact on Increasing Conversion Rates

    It’s surprising how the tiniest of details can affect click throughs, but page optimisation is essential if you want to convert users. Increase conversion rates by rearranging information and tweaking small elements of your page with these easy to apply top tips.

  2. 11 Low-Hanging Fruits for Increasing Website Speed (and Conversions)

    Let’s face it, speed matters. Every millisecond counts as the average users spends mere moments deciding whether to engage or leave. Focus on improving hot powerful website speeds with these 11 methods to really boost data delivery.

  3. DNS: The Good Parts

    DNS stands for “Domain Name System” and is a structured way to address devices, computers, and servers on the Internet. Understand and apply important fundamentals into managing your domain on the web.

  4. Front-end Performance for Web Designers and Front-end Developers

    Front-end wizards should take note by learning how web browsers work and interact with data over the web. Dive into an in depth look at performance tips for nearly every aspect of your website, from reducing http requests to image optimisation.

  5. 10 Tools and Tips for Improving Site Performance

    These 10 links are broken down into 5 tools to identify website speeds and 5 articles that give varied pieces of advice on improving site performance.

  6. 40 Checkout Page Strategies to Improve Conversion Rates

    Drop offs are going to happen, whether it’s on the homepage or product page, but where you don’t want users leaving is on the final hurdle: The checkout. Increase conversion rates by applying any of these 40 highly recommended methods.

  7. Ultimate Guide to Web Optimisation (Tips & Best Practices)

    Web optimisation practices are key in delivering content quickly, without them your site simply won’t attract traffic. If you’re new and in need of a full comprehensive list of server side, assets, and CMS optimisation techniques then this article is a great place to get started.

  8. Why JavaScript will become the Dominant Programming Language of the Enterprise

    New technology comes and goes, but most programming languages are here to stay, this goes double for JavaScript. This language is primarily focused on user behaviour and interactions within the web browser, making it a vital key component on any website.

  9. 5 Cloud Predictions to Watch this Year

    The cloud is on the uprise with more services utilising features to store, encrypt, and send data on the web. Step back in time by looking at this roundup of predictions for web services in 2013.

  10. Is Poor Web Performance Hurting your Internet Marketing Efforts?

    Slow performing websites can really hurt a business, not complying with web standards and optimisation methods can not only turn away users but also list your site lower on search results. Here’s an introduction on what you should be doing to increase conversion.

  11. How to Lose Weight in the Browser

    Don’t let browsers become over bloated and sluggish, instead look at methods to improve coding standards to slimline website code. Browser Diet jumps in with both feet, giving essential tips on HTML, CSS, JavaScript, jQuery, and more great web performance practices.

  12. How to Make WordPress Sites Load 72.7% Faster

    WordPress owners take note: There’s no one simple method to boosting website performance. Instead multiple tools and practices need to be adopted in order for a smooth website experience for your users. This article looks at what you should be already be doing.

  13. Strong SSL/TLS Cryptography in Apache and Nginx

    We all want to protect our data online, that’s why we go to great lengths implementing secure protocols like HTTPS. Securely setup HTTPS on Apache and Nginx servers by following this “how to” article.

  14. Designing Products that Scale

    Organisation and structuring is important within business, so why not treat your website the same? When building a site you should make it as easy to find types of fonts in use as users find navigating your website. Don’t just design for the now, design for the future.

  15. CSS Stats

    Ever wondered how many floats, selectors, and colors you’re using? CSS Stats parses through your website’s code and returns with front-end info about how the site is laid out, the number of declarations, and all the rules you’re applying. A quick simple tool to see what’s going on in your webpages.

  16. Drowning in JavaScript

    Why it’s important to not over do it on the amount of JavaScript libraries you should implement. Every time a page loads it pulls all JavaScript libraries in use, the fewer you use the better to increase performance.

  17. Background Jobs with Resque

    When interacting with a website you want it to be as fully responsive as possible to provide a fluid experience, but how do you do that? Resque, a queuing library made from Ruby, places multiple jobs in the background whilst the user receives a a successful response, allowing them to continue with the website or service.

  18. Techniques for Responsive Typography

    With the growth of mobile devices over the years it’s no surprise that front-end web developers are strictly trying to enforce responsive web design, trying to make it easy for users reading content on any device. Learn the different coding methods to make text, images, and videos responsive on your web pages.

  19. How Basecamp Next got to be so Damn Fast without using much Client-Side UI

    Basecamp, a project management collaboration tool, adopted two methods to super charge their SaaS. How? By using Stacker: It reduces HTTP requests and freely uses caching.

  20. Google Developers Web Performance Best Practices

    Google lay some of their best web performance practices wide open for front-end developers. Get to grips with experts tips like caching optimisation

  21. The Average Web Page has Grown 151% in just Three Years

    As businesses place more emphases on online stores we’ve seen enormous growth in the past decade. The article dives in and analyses stats over more recent years, then looking to the future of what this means for web performance.

  22. Improving UX through Front-End Performance

    Design for performance by optimising images, requests, and measuring web content are just a few examples of what front-end developers can do to improve user experience.

  23. Mobile Waterfalls

    Learn the uses of mobile web development processes and the tools that can be applied to boost performance.

  24. How Key-Based Cache Expiration Works

    Understand the principles of key-based caching and how serving quick and reliable data is a sufficient method. Make sure your caching is working correctly and isn’t stale by following this comprehensive guide.

  25. Website Slow? Quick Tips to Speed up Site Load Times

    Before applying any web performance techniques to your site, it’s best to sit back for a second and understand what’s going on behind the scenes. This article runs through the basics of what’s happening and the best approaches to optimise page load times.

For all you marketing gurus and startup junkies out there we’ve put together another top 25 list, but this time focusing on the best growth articles and links from 2013.

Top 25 Growth Links 2013

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