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Combining monitoring and optimization can help maximize a company's web performance investment. Rigor’s complete set of tools helps you easily ensure that your site is performing the way it should to engage users, drive conversions, and produce value for both you and your clients. Here’s why monitoring and optimization is so valuable to web performance. Getting Set Up With Monitoring The first step to improving web performance is to implement the appropriate monitoring infrastructure. Not only do you need to know your current and...

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If you use any of the variants of the Systems Development Life Cycle (SDLC) to implement your IT system, it’s important to allocate time and resources to testing for performance and implementing optimization (even before your need it) so that you stay fast as time goes on. There’s no better time to do things right than at the beginning, so this article will cover why testing for performance and implementing optimization is so important and what you can do to meet these goals. What is SDLC and where does performance testing fit in? The Sys...

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Best Ways to Reduce Server Response Times

Victoria Williams

Server bottlenecks aren’t typically the cause of slow load times, but this doesn’t mean that your server response times have no impact. In fact, server load times can impede performance. This is why we recommend that you devote time to optimizing this area. How are you defining server response times? In short, server response time (SRT) is the amount of time it takes for the web browser to receive a response. The clock begins as soon as the web browser makes the request. According to Google’s PageSpeed Insights, your server respon...

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Best Practices for Optimizing Performance

Victoria Williams

Monitoring for issues and analyzing performance is great, but if your technology doesn’t help you prioritize and optimize content that is negatively impacting performance, you’re only halfway there. Get Your Ducks in a Row Step one involves mapping out and enforcing your internal performance best practices. With hundreds of front-end performance optimizations out there, the task of defining your best practices may seem daunting at first. Don’t worry, just start small: Ask a few questions – similar to the way you defined your busines...

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Optimization for eCommerce

Victoria Williams

Speed is everything when it comes to maximizing the revenue for your eCommerce site, since shoppers have no patience for a page that takes too long to load. As such, you should ensure that there aren’t issues keeping your site from being as fast as possible. One way that your marketing and development teams can increase page speeds is to leverage optimization scans to ensure that your key pages, including your homepage, search result pages, and product pages load quickly for desktop and mobile viewers. Key Pages to Optimize While overall...

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Optimization for SaaS: Works for Business and DevOps

Melanie Crissey

Within SaaS companies, both DevOps and business teams can benefit from using performance optimization tools. Performance matters - whether you’re managing a marketing website or a web app. In this blog post we’ll: discuss how Optimization fits into workflows for DevOps and business teams, and explore some hypothetical (and slightly hyperbolic) examples of how to use Optimization. Optimization for DevOps Teams Traditionally, engineering teams at software-as-a-service (SaaS) companies have been primarily focused with optimizing d...

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On November 2nd the Rigor team enjoyed hosting 9 young women from the WIT Girls group for a fun night at Atlanta Tech Village. The focus of our workshop was Designing with Web Performance in Mind.   First, we learned why web performance is important. Businesses need websites to be fast so they offer great experience for visitors, but other types of websites also need to be fast and optimized, too. It’s important that visitors can get critical information when they need it, and we also want to help our mobile visitors save data. Then...

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