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Who is Responsible for Website Performance?



The performance of a website is dependent on complex relationshipsbetween elements including application code, application databases, file serving techniques, hosting infrastructure, the Internet, users browsersand end user computing devices which render the pages.

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Which Browser is the Fastest?



One of the common questions asked in the web performance space is; which browser is the fastest?

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How to Accelerate a Mobile Website



A couple of months ago, I posted some thoughts on what mobile optimised website really means. With those thoughts as background, Id like to explore what we need to do in order to tackle website optimisation for users on cellular networks in particular. So, for the purposes of this discussion, lets refer to cellular connected small screen devices as Mobile devices or browsers.

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Squixa Recorded as the Fastest CDN in the USA



We are thrilled to announce Squixa as the fastest commercially available CDN in the USA.

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Dynamic Site Acceleration



There are number of modes of speeding up a website which CDNs can help deliver. Depending on the vendor, these modes can be packed up into one bundle or offered as premium add-ons to the basic caching and offload service. One such often spruiked add-on product is Dynamic Site Acceleration (DSA). CDNs claim this is vital for sites which serve dynamic content. Lets have a look at how DSA works and how much difference it can really make.

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Does Speed Improve Every Website?



There have been a number of studies and surveys conducted to understand the impact of website performance on the profitability of websites. We know that the studies have consistently discovered that faster websites deliver (among other things) lower bounce rates, increased pages viewed per session and higher rates of onsite conversion in ecommerce websites.

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Website Performance in the Marketing Mix



Most people are aware of the benefits of website performance on their website and business in general.

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Sharding Antipatterns



At section.io we commonly rewrite HTML to remove over-zealous attempts at domain sharding.

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