Web Performance

6 Digital Transformation Trends to Embrace in 2017

Demystifying Digital Transformation Is your business undergoing a “digital transformation”? What does that mean to you? The 2016 State of Digital Transformation Report from Altimeter defines digital transformation as: The realignment of or investment in new technology, business models, and processes to drive value for customers and employees and more

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Web Performance

Top 10 Blogs of 2016

Rigor created a ton of blogs and Web Perfectionist videos in 2016. We focused on a wide range of web performance topics that helped make your sites faster and your processes better. As we kick off 2017, let’s take a moment and review our 10 most popular blogs from last

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Managing Third-Party Services

Third-party tools and scripts can serve a number of functions. On Rigor’s marketing website, we often add scripts for third-party services that can help us measure or draw attention to specific campaigns. Unfortunately, we don’t always follow best practices for managing the presence of these scripts. Sometimes scripts can go

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HTTPS Matters More Than Ever

If you haven’t already switched, you should migrate your sites from using HTTP to HTTPS, even if you don’t handle sensitive communications such as credit card information, passwords, and so on. HTTPS, in addition to providing important security and data integrity for your site and your users’ information (however benign),

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Image Optimization and Response Time

Image optimization helps pages load more quickly. Across the web, developers refer to image optimization as the “low-hanging fruit” because it’s an obvious, relatively easy performance problem to solve. For example, when searching for “image optimization” I quickly stumbled on this quote, highlighted in a KeyCDN post: On occasion I

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An In-Depth Guide to Google’s PageSpeed Insights

When developing or managing a website, it’s important to know how your website is performing on both desktop and mobile devices. Your site’s performance can determine your search engine ranking and can provide insights on user experience. To get a baseline on how your site is performing, Google provides a

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Mobile Responsive Websites Matter for Web Performance

The number of users accessing the Internet with mobile devices, such as smartphones and tablets, is skyrocketing. As more users come to your site via mobile, it’s vital to optimize your display for smaller screens to create a mobile responsive website. While mobile-friendly sites were once a novelty, such designs are

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Holiday Shopping Week: Performance Review

Holiday shopping week is game time for web performance teams at eCommerce companies. While the holiday shopping season seems to start earlier and end later each year, we still see concentrated web traffic during big promotions throughout the week of Thanksgiving and into the beginning of December. It’s critical that sites

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Web Performance for Highly Regulated Industries

When we think of regulated industries we may think first of manufacturing and processing. Indeed, a list of the most highly regulated industries includes coal, petroleum, transportation, fishing, and credit processing. But, it doesn’t stop there. Institutions in healthcare and finance must meet strict standards for compliance. Online educational services

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Web Perfectionist 101: CSS Inlining

When it comes to inlining files into HTML, it’s best to clean up your unused style rules and minify your CSS files. Watch to learn more about how inlining your CSS can improve your site’s performance. Are you interested in boosting your site’s web performance by using techniques like inlining

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Why Web Performance Matters in eCommerce

Studies show that online shoppers are an impatient lot: The average shopper expects your site to load in less than two seconds. If your site hasn’t loaded in three seconds, you will have lost up to 40% of your viewers. Nearly one in five consumers expect a site to load

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3 Things Your eCommerce Site Needs Now

November holidays tend to get lost and looked over. Brick-and-mortars roll out Christmas decorations while they’re selling half-priced Halloween candy just three aisles over. Meanwhile, online retailers are finishing preparations for Black Friday, Cyber Monday, and Green Monday. The key to being successful this holiday (and all days) is to

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