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This Week in Website Performance

website-performance-weekly-monitorusThis Week in Website Performance is a weekly feature on the Monitor.Us blog. It summarizes recent web postings about website performance.

Due to popular demand, This Week in JavaScript Performance has been expanded and split into a series of weekly articles about website performance. The articles deal with the client side of the performance issue (HTML, DOM, CSS, JavaScript, etc.) and other website performance issues (e.g., PHP, MySql, Apache, HTTP, networking, etc.). Read more…

Category: Website Performance

Vote for your favorite HTML Performance Tips

Today we are announcing the start of our second poll on the Monitor.Us blog.  Our previous poll was two weeks ago and was on Loading and Rendering tips. This new poll is focused on HTML performance tips.  We are asking that you vote for performance tips you find most useful.
In our quest for faster websites, we constantly stumble upon different website performance tuning tips.  While some tips are extremely useful, others are rubbish.  Hence, we are asking you to take part in our poll and help us figure out what are the most useful HTML performance tips.
We want to cover this topic in-depth, so we are grateful for your participation. For this purpose we run a weekly round-up of  HTML/JavaScript performance tips.

With this poll we aim to collect your ideas about  HTML performance best practices and to ultimately come up with a definitive guide to website performance.

So we are asking you to submit your own ideas and tips on HTML performance in the comments section below.

Category: Website Performance

10 Ideas how to improve HTML performance

Improving your HTML performance is a key factor in the success of your website. There are certain factors that you need to be aware of when it comes improving your HTML code to optimize your website, and ultimately gain a better conversion rate.The latest HTML5 will improve the functionality of your website and make it easier for websites to read it.

Here are 10 ways you can improve your HTML performance. Special focus is given to the use of modern technologies such as HTML5, CSS3 or Javascripts. The focus will also be on your website’s front end performance.

1. Profile your web pages to find the culprits.
Profiling your web page will enable you to find aspects of it that may need to be optimized as well as other components that you need to get rid of. Free web-based tools are available that will determine which component of your website is being requested by the user. These components are your images, CSS files, HTML documents, and your JavaScript files. A good tool will also indicate the size and length of time the requested feature on your page takes to load. These components of your page should be kept as small as possible. Anything less than 25KB is a good size. Read more…

Category: Website Performance

Webpage Component Caching (Part 2 of 2)

Website Performance: Taxonomy of Tips intro­duced a clas­si­fi­ca­tion scheme to help us or­ga­nize the many per­for­mance tips found on the In­ter­net.  Empty Src and Href Attributes then started to examine the “journey from the ser­ver to the cli­ent” cate­gory by dis­cuss­ing the one tip that Yahoo lists as the most im­por­tant for web appli­ca­tion per­for­mance.Part One of this ar­ti­cle de­scribed cach­ing and showed how to im­ple­ment it.  You are now read­ing part two, which dis­cuss­es some of the think­ing and plan­ning a de­vel­o­per goes through to im­ple­ment cach­ing.

Read more…

Category: Website Performance

Webpage Component Caching (Part 1 of 2)

Website Performance: Taxonomy of Tips intro­duced a clas­si­fi­ca­tion scheme to help us or­ga­nize the many per­for­mance tips found on the In­ter­net.  Empty Src and Href Attributesthen start­ed to exa­mine the “jour­ney from the ser­ver to the cli­ent” ca­te­go­ry by dis­cuss­ing the one tip that Ya­hoo lists as the most im­por­tant for web ap­pli­ca­tion per­­for­mance.  To­day’s ar­ti­cle con­tinues this dis­cus­sion by ex­a­min­ing Yahoo’s second-most-highly weight­ed tip.

Cache Components As Long As Possible

The best way to im­prove per­form­ance of an ac­tion is to not per­form the ac­tion.  Ze­ro sounds like a great per­for­mance mea­sure­ment!  When it comes to the jour­ney a re­sponse makes from a ser­ver to a cli­ent, the best pos­si­ble per­for­mance is to eli­mi­nate the jour­ney com­plete­ly. Read more…

Category: Website Performance
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