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An In-Depth Guide to Google’s PageSpeed Insights

Victoria Williams

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 basic and easy-to-use tool that tests your website for free. Google’s PageSpeed Insights allows you to test your website’s performance on both desktop and mobile, then provides a brief analysis of your results. Although PageSpeed In...

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How to Reduce Server Response Times

Jennifer Carlson

While server response times are usually not the primary bottleneck when it comes to slow page response and load times (slow server response times typically account for only 10% of the total delay time), there are still ways you can optimize your response times to improve your page’s performance. Using Rigor’s Waterfall Charts, you can analyze how long it takes for the server to respond to a request. The server’s response time to a request is determined as follows: Server Response Time = Time to Load HTML Necessary for Rende...

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Web Perfectionist 101: Source Maps and Minification

Jennifer Carlson

In this week's Web Perfectionist 101 episode, Billy discusses source maps and how they can help to minify files for enhanced web performance. Minification removes unnecessary characters from source code without changing the functionality of that code, keeping only the information that is required by the browser to render the site. https://rigor-2.wistia.com/medias/6ge8f8hzob  ...

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