Web Performance

Debunking 5 Myths About Performance Budgets

In a constantly changing environment, brands are likely to be iterating on sites and applications to make them bigger, faster, fancier, and more engaging while pushing the new and updated code out as quickly as possible. Without a set plan in place, any new script can damage performance, affecting user

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APIs

Understanding APIs: What They Are and Why They Matter

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

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Web Performance

World’s Top Web Performance Leaders To Watch

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

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How To Guides

How to Read a Waterfall Chart

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

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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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Metrics & ROI

The “Best” Performance Metrics? Start with These Six

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

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New Features

New Feature: Evergreen Chrome Browser

Today, we are excited to announce the launch of Chrome 67 and evergreen Chrome browser support in Rigor’s Digital Experience Lifecycle Management platform. What exactly is evergreen browser support? Starting today, Rigor users that select Chrome for their real browser checks will be automatically upgraded to new versions of the

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Web Performance

How To Get Your Website Holiday Ready

As the holiday shopping season seems to inch closer and closer to Halloween, online retailers need to prepare for a surge of shoppers sooner rather than later. Ensuring that your website is fast and reliable is critical for online retailers who hope to capture their share of the estimated $129

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DevOps

5 Ways to Reduce Server Response Times (TTFB)

Server bottlenecks aren’t typically the cause of slow load times, but this doesn’t mean that you are immune from server response times impacting your user’s experience. In fact, server load times can pose a threat to your website’s performance. If you haven’t yet devoted time to optimizing this area, now

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DevOps

Reducing Friction Between Developers and Operations

There is an age-old division between development and operations that still exists today. Because the two teams have different end goals, they can disagree when it comes time to implement changes.  This need not be the case, and such conflicts, if not managed and resolved, can strain the company.Development vs.

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