Web Performance

Web Performance Bookshelf

Why share the library of the web performance books while there’s a substantial collection of fantastic websites and articles on the net? When it comes to web content, you can easily find what you need through many different paths, from search engines and social media to playlists and blogs, jumping

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Web Performance

Debunking 5 Myths About Performance Budgets

In a constantly changing environment, brands are likely to be iterating on sites and applications to make them bigger, faster, fancier, and more engaging while pushing the new and updated code out as quickly as possible. Without a set plan in place, any new script can damage performance, affecting user

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Web Performance

Synthetic Monitoring vs. RUM

It’s important for both technical and business teams to understand the different web performance monitoring options that are available as well as their various use cases and the benefits of each. Let’s start with a brief definition of two of the more prominent web performance methodologies: synthetic monitoring and real

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Web Performance

2019 Black Friday Performance Analysis – GameStop

GameStop recognized that it needed to avoid outages by protecting website resources from an overload in traffic on Black Friday. The US-based company prepared for the holiday season by leveraging their CDN to selectively deny site access to certain regions while prioritizing key markets during the critical shopping period. Was

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Web Performance

2019 Black Friday Performance Analysis – Forever 21

During Black Friday weekend 2019, fast-fashion retailer Forever 21’s website had an outage that left users seeing a generic error message when they tried to shop the company’s doorbuster deals. As the site recovered from the outage, its performance took a hit, requiring extra time to recover. By taking advantage

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APIs

Understanding APIs: What They Are and Why They Matter

People all over the world consume data on a daily basis across a variety of networks, geographies, and devices. You’ve probably lost track of how many applications are on your phone or tablet – applications for shopping, ordering food, checking the weather, reading the news, tracking the stock market, and

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Web Performance

World’s Top Web Performance Leaders To Watch

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

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How To Guides

How to Read a Waterfall Chart

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

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How To Guides

How to Minify HTML

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

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Tips & Tricks

How To Avoid Landing Page Redirects

Redirection occurs any time your user attempts to load a page with a given URL but is instead sent to a site that uses a slightly different address. There are many reasons why you might consider redirection: The original site has moved, and you want to send the user to

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