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Image Optimization and Response Time

Melanie Crissey

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 see people focusing on web optimization techniques that offer only modest gains—back-end script execution time, for instance—while ignoring low-hanging fruit like image optimization or even choosing the best...

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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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Optimizing Your Magento Installation

Victoria Williams

Given that four in ten Americans leave a mobile shopping site if it takes longer than three seconds to load, speed is of the essence if you run an eCommerce website. If your site is powered by Magento, you can easily improve its performance with the use of select plugins called Extensions. These are readily available for you to use via Magento Connect. Prior to adding any Extensions to your Magento installation, consider upgrading to the latest version. With the release of Magento 2.X earlier this...

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