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If there’s any doubt in your mind about the importance of a speedy, well-functioning mobile site for your online business, consider the following: As of June 2016, more people made their purchases online instead of in a brick-and-mortar store. As smartphones and tablets become ubiquitous, more and more eCommerce activity occur on mobile devices. Site performance is strongly correlated with customer satisfaction, which influences things like brand perception, customer loyalty, and ultimately, conversion rates. With that said, wha...

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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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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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Optimizing for Global Traffic

Chapman Lever

We're in the midst of the 2016 Olympic games and all eyes are on Rio. That means lot of visitors from around the world are hitting the Rio 2016 official website this summer for scores, highlights, schedules, and real-time updates. In this week's Web Perfectionist 101 video, Billy Hoffman takes a look at rio2016.com and weighs in on what it does right and where there is room for improvement. In this video Billy covers: CDN Management Far-Future Caching Javascript Minification Lossy and Lossless Media Optimization Does the R...

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Web Perfectionist 101: Minification

Jennifer Carlson

Learn about minification in this episode of Web Perfectionist 101.  Billy Hoffman explains the importance of minification for web performance.  Savings from streamlined, minified code supply browsers with all that they require for rendering the site, and removing whitespace or comment text creates an efficient code for your users' browsers.  Want to learn about minifcations specific to your site? Start your Rigor trial today! Watch below or click here. https://rigor-2.wistia.com/medias/1brfkkdhz6...

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Websites today are growing larger than ever before with the average page size and number of page requests getting larger every month. As websites become increasingly JavaScript-heavy, it is  important for site owners to understand the impact of JavaScript on their websites. With this blog, I will provide an outline for identifying whether poorly performing JavaScript files are a problem for your website, and provide some best practices for reducing the resulting performance issues. To determine whether JavaScript is slowing down your site, r...

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