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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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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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Whether your ecommerce business is 100% online or you supplement with bricks and mortar, your website is a critical revenue driver. When your website isn't performing optimally, you risk not only your revenue but also your reputation as a trusted resource. It's a given that you're monitoring your site so it's up and running and that you're swiftly addressing issues when they arise. Additionally, teams are measuring and tracking key business metrics - conversion rates, cart abandonment rates, customer lifetime value, revenue by traffic source...

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“The Best in Performance” video series from Rigor gives you 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 APM and performance space today. Why spend time traveling to seminars when you can learn from industry experts and peers from your own device at any hour of the day? You’ll be armed with information from industry experts and peers that you can use to start conversations and make an impact in...

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It’s true that what might be considered the “most important” or “best” web performance metrics can vary by industry. For example, a media organization may be interested in tracking Time to Interactive because its site relies on third-party advertising for revenue, while an ecommerce business might want to dig deeper into First Meaningful Paint so it can ensure that customers can quickly take action to purchase an item. But there is some information that is universal for all websites - and everyone has to start somewhere, right?...

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