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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Google lay some of their best web performance practices wide open for front-end developers. Get to grips with experts tips like caching optimisation
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.
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.
Learn the uses of mobile web development processes and the tools that can be applied to boost performance.
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.
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.