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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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How to Prioritize Visual Content

Jennifer Carlson

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 analyze several live sites using Rigor’s monitoring tools. Then, using the information gained, we will cover techniques you can use to prioritize the rendering of your visual content to give your users the best possible experience. ...

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Web Perfectionist 101: CDNs

Jennifer Carlson

Learn about the value that CDNs may have for your site in this week's Web Perfectionist 101: CDNs.  Find out how Rigor can help you to make the most of your CDNs by signing up for a free trial of Rigor....

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Performance defects are affecting your site more than you probably know, and the traditional approaches to fixing them don't cut it anymore.  Explore some modernized quick fixes that can make a huge impact on web performance and associated ROI; check out the slides from Billy Hoffman's and Buddy Brewer's talk at Velocity Santa Clara on June 23, 2016: Top 10 Performance Defects Costing You Millions.  Scroll through to find out how to improve the performance of your site and potentially save your company millions of dollars. Velocity T...

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Web Perfectionist 101: HTTP Compression

Jennifer Carlson

HTTP Compression is the topic of this week's Web Perfectionist 101 series episode.  Learn quick fixes in this video guide.  Want to address your HTTP compression? Start your Rigor trial today! Watch below or click here. https://rigor-2.wistia.com/medias/898jmfzqr1?embedType=async&videoFoam=true&videoWidth=640...

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Web Perfectionist 101: Optimizing HTML

Jennifer Carlson

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 to make the website and dependent resources, such as images, CSS, and fonts fire faster: https://rigor-2.wistia.com/medias/be26ytdylc?embedType=async&videoFoam=true&videoWidth...

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Building Your Web Performance ROI

Chapman Lever

In December, I wrote a blog for building awareness for web performance optimization (WPO) within digital organizations. Today I am tackling another difficult issue for these organizations: building a business case for implementing tools and processes for web performance optimization. More specifically, establishing your potential web performance ROI (return on investment). Understanding your potential ROI will help you understand the amount of resources (budget, time, and personnel) to allocate to this problem. ...

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