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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 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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How To Deliver A Better Mobile Experience

It’s never too soon to start thinking about your New Year’s Resolutions. And, if you are looking back on your Cyber Week website performance and noticing a correlation between high bounce rates and mobile users, we suggest putting “Improve Mobile Performance” on top of that list. Delivering a good user

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Four Ways to Make the Most of Your SaaS Trial

If you’ve ever purchased a car you know the process can be overwhelming. Scanning across the grand expanse of the dealership, the options seem endless. To evaluate your options, you might ask things such as, “What do I need to do with the vehicle? What would be the best option

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Make the Most of Rigor with These Five Features

As technology becomes more complex and as systems become more fragmented, implementing digital experience monitoring and optimization initiatives may seem daunting at first. Digital experience monitoring is experiencing a culture shift from retooling workflow to become more agile and innovative. Changes in culture and process can also bring friction among

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Foundations of Faster Websites

At the same time that more and more people are transitioning to mobile devices that run on slower networks, users are expecting to see better sites running quickly and efficiently. The costs, both monetary and otherwise, resulting from performance issues relating to your site are high, and legacy techniques aren’t

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Rigor Values in Action

We know that company culture is about more than the perks – it’s about the people we work with and the way we treat each other every day. From day one, Rigor has always focused on hiring positive, supportive, self-starting people. And as part of the community at Atlanta Tech

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Optimizing HTML5 Video – Presentation Slides

Earlier this month I was invited to speak at the Atlanta Web Performance Meetup group. My topic was Optimizing HTML5 Video, something I have covered extensibly on this blog. We had a large turn out and the audience asked some great questions. One attendee was kind enough to post this

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Monitoring Application Health over HTTP

Requesting a static file from a web server is a quick, simple way to monitor application health. If we get a successful response (200), we know that the web server is up. But unless your site is composed of static files, ensuring the availability of the web server is only

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Web Performance Optimization at Scale

I try to read as many blogs from vendors in the synthetic monitoring space as possible, both to learn and to stay in touch with what our competition is doing. One thing that I’ve noticed is that there’s a vast amount of helpful content on how to optimize your website.

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Web Performance Monitoring for UX

Something’s changing. We’re seeing a shift from traditional availability monitoring to web performance monitoring for user experience. In the past we used data primarily to answer questions like, “Is our site up?” and “How fast is our server?” We’re still answering those questions, and we’re also encountering new questions like: “How

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Part 2: New Emails Mean Old Problems

If you missed out on the first post, you can check it out here. In the first post, we discuss common problems that occur when creating HTML emails and their solutions. In this post, we will look at interesting problems that were more unique to our new email designs at

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Part 1: New Emails Mean Old Problems

We love pretty things. The easier they are to use, the better. We recently overhauled our emails to make them look better, render and function properly across devices and clients, and highlight key information. As we embarked on this journey, we ran into a variety of issues. In addition to

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