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When it comes to managing web performance, it’s vital to be proactive rather than reactive. To accomplish this goal, an organization needs to build internal processes and procedures that can operationalize a performance-first culture. The first step is to establish and implement web performance budgets. According to Tim Kadlec: A performance budget is a clearly defined limit on one or more performance metrics that the team agrees not to exceed and that is used to guide design and development. Just as a financial budget gives limits on sp...

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People all over the world consume data on a daily basis across a variety of networks, geographies, and devices. You’ve probably lost track of how many applications are on your phone or tablet - applications for shopping, ordering food, checking the weather, reading the news, tracking the stock market, and sharing images, videos, and other content with friends and family (and maybe a few strangers). But how do these applications enable users to consume data across thousands of different devices all around the world, and how does that data g...

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World’s Top Web Performance Leaders To Watch

Alla Gringaus

Whether you're a web performance expert, an evangelist for the culture of performance, a web engineer incorporating performance into your process, or someone new to the web performance entirely, you probably identify as curious, excited about new ideas, and always learning. We at Rigor respect many web performance leaders around the world. Here is our (ever-growing!) list of those who are making a significant impact on speeding up the web today. (Plus, at the end, a few bonus Twitter handles to round things out.) Presented here alphabeticall...

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Whether you’re already familiar with waterfall charts or they’re new to you, you may be looking for some help with interpreting their lines, numbers, and colors. This article will give you an overview of six columns you are likely to see on a waterfall chart and share tips for using the information found within the chart to diagnose and address speed issues. This article will use a waterfall chart generated on the Rigor platform for the home page of the Rigor Knowledge Base as its prim...

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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 terms of data usage and browser work) for your user. Plus, you will cut down on: The amount of time required by the browser to download the resource The amount of time required by the browser to parse the file and build the DOM tree The data...

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It’s true that what might be considered the “most important” or “best” web performance metrics can vary by industry. For example, a media organization may be interested in tracking Time to Interactive because its site relies on third-party advertising for revenue, while an ecommerce business might want to dig deeper into First Meaningful Paint so it can ensure that customers can quickly take action to purchase an item. But there is some information that is universal for all websites - and everyone has to start somewhere, right?...

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“The Best in Performance” video series from Rigor gives you the chance to eavesdrop on conversations with web performance industry experts, thought leaders, and technologists. Listen in as they talk about current trends, challenges, and lessons that impact the APM and performance space today. You’ll be armed with information you can use in your own organization, and you’ll impress everyone with your insider knowledge! Check out our recap of episode two with Alla Gringaus, then view full episodes in the series and subscribe to be...

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