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Rigor's "The Best in Performance" interview series offers the chance to listen in on conversations with web performance industry experts, thought leaders, and technologists as they discuss current trends, challenges, and lessons that impact the performance and APM space today. These insightful videos will provide you with information from industry insiders that you can use to plan for upcoming events, start conversations, and make an impact in your own organization. Check out highlights from our conversation with Rich Howard, then vie...

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World’s Top Web Performance Leaders To Watch

Alla Gringaus

Whether you're a web performance expert, an evangelist for the culture of performance, a web engineer incorporating performance into your process, or someone new to the web performance entirely, you probably identify as curious, excited about new ideas, and always learning. We at Rigor respect many web performance leaders around the world. Here is our (ever-growing!) list of those who are making a significant impact on speeding up the web today. (Plus, at the end, a few bonus Twitter handles to round things out.) Presented here alphabeticall...

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You've heard it before: it's never too early to prepare for worst-case scenarios on Black Friday and Cyber Monday (or other high-load days) so that you can avoid or mitigate critical issues and site failures. And it's an inescapable truth that if you don't have holiday readiness plans in place well in advance, you may have just enough time to discover why your site is lagging or crashing but not enough time to address issues, improve the user experience, and avoid as many problems as possible that are within your control. What you may be ove...

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Technology has given humanity the means to feel connected. Before airplanes, cars, phones, or computers, there was a strong lack of connectivity between one part of the world and another. People were not easily able to understand or empathize with the experiences or cultures of other countries, but today we have the tools to enable all of this and more.  This has been especially crucial for business. Beyond communication, even the physical creation of new tech requires multiple countries to collaborate. For example, many of today’s mobile...

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Whether you’re already familiar with waterfall charts or they’re new to you, you may be looking for some help with interpreting their lines, numbers, and colors. This article will give you an overview of six columns you are likely to see on a waterfall chart and share tips for using the information found within the chart to diagnose and address speed issues. This article will use a waterfall chart generated on the Rigor platform for the home page of the Rigor Knowledge Base as its prim...

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What does The Simpsons have to do with web performance? Stay with us - it’s not that much of a stretch. When you’re looking to build a culture of performance, you often need to find a common language so you can talk to the business teams about what matters most to them. You’ll typically want to find a way to make a connection between a performance metric (such as First Meaningful Paint) and a business metric (Conversion Rate). But sometimes you want to think a little outside the box. Making a pop culture connection is a fun wa...

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Minifying your HTML can improve your PageSpeed Score, decrease your page’s render and load times, and reduce your overall page size. By reducing the size of the HTML files used to build your webpage, you can speed up your site’s page load times and make the download less expensive (in terms of data usage and browser work) for your user. Plus, you will cut down on: The amount of time required by the browser to download the resource The amount of time required by the browser to parse the file and build the DOM tree The data...

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