Website Performance RSS Feed en-GB Wed, 07 Mar 2018 00:00:00 GMT (c) Copyright 2018 NCC Group Website Performance RSS Feed 20 20 <![CDATA[How to use client hints to deliver responsive images – and why we should all soon be doing it]]> We recently posted a short guide to responsive images, which included a few examples of how to deal with some of the more ...]]> Wed, 07 Mar 2018 00:00:00 GMT <![CDATA[Valentine’s Day: the worst day to break up with your customers]]> Love it or hate it, Valentine’s Day is big business.]]> Wed, 21 Feb 2018 09:00:00 GMT <![CDATA[Ten things every marketer should know about web performance no. 8: Why you need faster landing pages]]> Ten things every marketer should know about web performance no. 8: Why you need faster landing pages.]]> Thu, 15 Feb 2018 09:00:00 GMT <![CDATA[The creeping rise in content that’s slowing down Britain’s retail sites]]> The creeping rise in content that’s slowing down Britain’s retail sites]]> Wed, 31 Jan 2018 09:00:00 GMT <![CDATA[How to stop a print stylesheet slowing down your web page]]> It's important to make sure your visitors aren't waiting for content they don't need to display your web page.]]> Mon, 29 Jan 2018 00:00:00 GMT <![CDATA[How people manage the third-party tags on their websites]]> What we learned from a recent survey on dealing with third-party content.]]> Wed, 17 Jan 2018 00:00:00 GMT <![CDATA[Knowing when your customers are seeing slower load times than expected]]> The last in our series of stories highlighting some practical applications of recent product updates and releases.]]> Wed, 20 Dec 2017 00:00:00 GMT <![CDATA[How we've been working to make your life easier – web performance updates 2017]]> Some of the improvements we've made to our products over the past 12 months.]]> Mon, 18 Dec 2017 00:00:00 GMT <![CDATA[Who wins the web performance ashes – the ECB or Cricket Australia?]]> Find out if the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) website is faster than Cricket Australia's.]]> Thu, 14 Dec 2017 00:00:00 GMT <![CDATA[Performance testing for success during peak]]> The second in our series of updates on the web performance services we've been improving and delivering during 2017.]]> Tue, 12 Dec 2017 00:00:00 GMT <![CDATA[Dashboard update makes it easier to see your monitors' status]]> The Interactive Monitoring Dashboard now shows the current status of each monitor alongside performance and errors over time.]]> Mon, 11 Dec 2017 00:00:00 GMT <![CDATA[Baking web performance KPIs into the development and release process]]> Some recent updates designed to make your life easier.]]> Wed, 06 Dec 2017 00:00:00 GMT <![CDATA[A simple way to deliver alternative image formats - and why you shouldn’t be using it!]]> How a bug throws a spanner in the works if you're using the responsive images spec to deliver alternative formats.]]> Thu, 30 Nov 2017 00:00:00 GMT <![CDATA[Black Friday 2017 - performance round-up]]> How some retailers coped better than others during the biggest sales event of the year.]]> Tue, 28 Nov 2017 00:00:00 GMT <![CDATA[Why developers are still building slow websites]]> How speed of development and deployment may be compromising user satisfaction.]]> Mon, 27 Nov 2017 00:00:00 GMT <![CDATA[How to prevent CSS holding up the display of a web page]]> Sometimes, you don’t want a style sheet on a web page to block render start. This post looks at some ways to achieve this.]]> Thu, 16 Nov 2017 00:00:00 GMT <![CDATA[A quick guide to responsive images]]> A simple guide to optimising performance for different devices by delivering the right image for the viewport.]]> Tue, 31 Oct 2017 00:00:00 GMT <![CDATA[Ten things every marketer should know about web performance no. 7: how to find out if a slow mobile site is holding you back]]> Don't exclude mobile users from your market - make sure your website's fast enough for everyone.]]> Thu, 19 Oct 2017 00:00:00 GMT <![CDATA[Exposing the vagaries of ORM through load testing]]> How load testing revealed opportunities for performance enhancement and cost saving.]]> Thu, 12 Oct 2017 00:00:00 GMT <![CDATA[The peak survival guide for your website no. 2: performance testing]]> How and when to test your website for peace of mind ahead of a period of high traffic.]]> Fri, 29 Sep 2017 00:00:00 GMT <![CDATA[Get ready: Chrome will be flagging a lot more pages as insecure]]> Chrome will now show security warnings for HTTP pages in incognito mode as well as on pages where you can enter text into a form]]> Thu, 28 Sep 2017 00:00:00 GMT <![CDATA[Is your website faster than top UK retailers?]]> A new, free way for you to benchmark your website's performance.]]> Tue, 19 Sep 2017 00:00:00 GMT <![CDATA[Load testing reveals issues in the cloud]]> How one client used load testing to help improve its auto-scaling configuration and deliver a better user experience.]]> Thu, 31 Aug 2017 00:00:00 GMT <![CDATA[The peak survival guide for your website no. 1: set your objectives early and clearly]]> Tips to help you make sure you're in the best possible position to take advantage of a surge in traffic.]]> Thu, 24 Aug 2017 00:00:00 GMT <![CDATA[Why prerendering web pages could be a thing of the past]]> Support for advance loading of entire web pages in the background is on the way out.]]> Tue, 22 Aug 2017 00:00:00 GMT <![CDATA[Why you should still care about where scripts are placed on a web page]]> How loading JavaScript asynchronously, deferring it or placing it at the bottom of the HTML affects page performance]]> Wed, 16 Aug 2017 00:00:00 GMT <![CDATA[The forgotten factor in multivariate testing]]> Why support for MVT and A/B testing in Real User Monitoring is so important.]]> Wed, 09 Aug 2017 00:00:00 GMT <![CDATA[Why you now have more control over how text displays on your website]]> Default support for font-display in Chrome means you can decide how best to use custom fonts.]]> Thu, 03 Aug 2017 00:00:00 GMT <![CDATA[Ten things every marketer should know about web performance no. 6: custom fonts make text slower to display]]> Weighing up the performance costs against the branding benefits of displaying text with custom fonts.]]> Thu, 20 Jul 2017 00:00:00 GMT <![CDATA[Three essentials for your website's peak trading period]]> Delivering a fast, effective website when it matters most.]]> Wed, 05 Jul 2017 00:00:00 GMT <![CDATA[Ten things every marketer should know about web performance no. 5: third-party content can slow you down]]> Understanding the trade-off between the value delivered by third-party services and the potential cost to performance.]]> Thu, 29 Jun 2017 00:00:00 GMT <![CDATA[Are Chrome and Firefox flagging your pages as Not Secure?]]> Chrome and Firefox are flagging all web pages that accept passwords or credit-card details and don't use HTTPS as not secure.]]> Tue, 20 Jun 2017 11:00:00 GMT <![CDATA[Easier access to Real User Monitoring insights]]> We've made some big improvements to the user interface for our real user monitoring solution.]]> Thu, 15 Jun 2017 00:00:00 GMT <![CDATA[Making self-service load tests easier]]> Why we've been making some big improvements to our self-service load testing solution.]]> Wed, 07 Jun 2017 00:00:00 GMT <![CDATA[Is image scaling killing your website's performance? Find out in seconds!]]> A new Chrome extension instantly shows you if the images on a page are sent at the correct size.]]> Thu, 01 Jun 2017 00:00:00 GMT <![CDATA[Performance Matters - the London web performance conference]]> A round-up of NCC Group's 2017 web performance event.]]> Mon, 22 May 2017 00:00:00 GMT <![CDATA[How a faster website keeps visitors more engaged]]> Real user monitoring shows more pages per session if the website is fast.]]> Thu, 18 May 2017 00:00:00 GMT <![CDATA[Five simple steps to make your website faster]]> A few web performance tips that can deliver some of the biggest improvements with the least effort.]]> Wed, 10 May 2017 00:00:00 GMT <![CDATA[Why is my website getting slower? Real user monitoring has the answers]]> The performance trends report in our Real User Monitoring solution now includes an automated analysis feature. ]]> Fri, 28 Apr 2017 09:00:00 GMT <![CDATA[Could you be barring millions of shoppers from your website?]]> Why some websites are just too slow to be usable on certain devices - and what you can do about it.]]> Fri, 28 Apr 2017 00:00:00 GMT <![CDATA[Content Security Policy as a tool for web performance governance]]> Improving performance by ensuring that only authorised third parties are allowed to contribute to web page content.]]> Wed, 26 Apr 2017 00:00:00 GMT <![CDATA[Ten things every marketer should know about web performance no. 4: How testing can harm sales]]> It's important to understand the impact of A/B and multivariate testing on site performance and revenue.]]> Fri, 31 Mar 2017 00:00:00 GMT <![CDATA[How we predicted an increase in conversions from a decrease in load times]]> Using real user monitoring to predict the absolute business impact of faster web pages. ]]> Tue, 21 Mar 2017 00:00:00 GMT <![CDATA[Web performance jargon buster]]> A glossary of some key terms to make web performance more accessible.]]> Fri, 17 Mar 2017 00:00:00 GMT <![CDATA[Proving the link between performance and profit with real user monitoring]]> Insight to bridge the gap between technical, devops teams and their colleagues in ecommerce and marketing.]]> Tue, 07 Mar 2017 00:00:00 GMT <![CDATA[Improvements to real user monitoring deliver better insight into performance, conversion and revenue]]> Quicker, easier access to more insights in Real User Monitoring.]]> Fri, 03 Mar 2017 00:00:00 GMT <![CDATA[Be prepared – what to do when a big part of the Internet goes down]]> How a recent outage affected some of the UK's top retail sites.]]> Wed, 01 Mar 2017 00:00:00 GMT <![CDATA[Using real user monitoring to put a value on lost conversions]]> Insight into how a website's speed affects conversions.]]> Tue, 28 Feb 2017 00:00:00 GMT <![CDATA[Why did top UK retail sites end 2016 bigger and slower than ever? And what should they do about it?]]> Load times and page sizes keep going up - we look at how retailers should keep track of performance and why it matters.]]> Thu, 23 Feb 2017 00:00:00 GMT <![CDATA[Exciting new ideas from the web performance hackathon]]> Some interesting proofs of concept from members of the web performance team.]]> Tue, 14 Feb 2017 00:00:00 GMT