How To Guides

How to Minify HTML

Minifying your HTML can improve your PageSpeed Score, decrease your page’s render and load times, and reduce your overall page size. By reducing the size of the HTML files used to build your webpage, you can speed up your site’s page load times and make the download less expensive (in

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Tips & Tricks

How To Avoid Landing Page Redirects

Redirection occurs any time your user attempts to load a page with a given URL but is instead sent to a site that uses a slightly different address. There are many reasons why you might consider redirection: The original site has moved, and you want to send the user to

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Web Performance

Web Perfectionist 101: Caching

Watch this caching explainer video to better understand the way caching works and the value it offers to you. https://rigor-2.wistia.com/medias/n3a9ecc119?embedType=async&videoFoam=true&videoWidth=640 To learn more about how Rigor can help you to adhere to web performance best practices, check out our other Google Page Speed Insights articles at rigor.com/blog.

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Web Performance

How to Reduce Server Response Times

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

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Web Performance

How to Leverage Caching for Performance

In this post we’re going to talk about HTTP caching. We’ll cover why it’s important to visitors and how to implement it to improve performance and user experiences on sites. An Example of the Effect of HTTP Caching on Web Performance Let’s consider a real world example of caching. Wikipedia.org

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Web Performance

Web Perfectionist 101: Source Maps and Minification

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

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Web Performance

How to Prioritize Visual Content

Users are aware of how long they have to wait before they see a loaded website, but even a large page that utilizes a lot of resources can be seen as fast and responsive if you give priority to loading your most important content first. In this article, we will

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Web Performance

Web Perfectionist 101: Minification

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

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Web Performance

Web Perfectionist 101: Optimizing HTML

Optimizing HTML In the first episode of our new series, Web Perfectionist 101, Rigor’s Billy Hoffman explains why you should Optimize HTML for your site by focusing on Expedia.com.  Billy discusses how issues with untidy HTML can impact important speed KPIs such as start render. He also makes suggestions for how simple fixes can be implemented

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