Website Performance RSS Feed en-GB Thu, 16 Nov 2017 00:00:00 GMT (c) Copyright 2017 NCC Group Website Performance RSS Feed 20 20 <![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 <![CDATA[What are the lessons for UK retail from our post-peak web performance webinar?]]> Andy Davies and Simon Hearne revealed a mixed picture in our recent webinar.]]> Tue, 31 Jan 2017 00:00:00 GMT <![CDATA[Get new insights from Performance Analyser with more frequent scheduling]]> Get a better understanding of how your website is performing over key periods with more frequent schedules in Performance Analyser]]> Wed, 18 Jan 2017 00:00:00 GMT <![CDATA[The unsung heroes who helped deliver Black Friday success for one of the UK's top retailers]]> The importance of load testing in advance of big promotional events.]]> Fri, 13 Jan 2017 00:00:00 GMT <![CDATA[A huge upgrade to our monitoring app]]> The latest improvements to our monitoring app give you more information and make it easier to access.]]> Wed, 14 Dec 2016 00:00:00 GMT <![CDATA[How did Britain's top retail sites cope with Black Friday?]]> What was slowing retail websites down over Black Friday this year?]]> Thu, 01 Dec 2016 00:00:00 GMT <![CDATA[Velocity Europe 2016 and the people who are making the web faster]]> Highlights from Europe's biggest web performance conference included some of the latest ideas on HTTP/2 and progressive web apps]]> Tue, 22 Nov 2016 00:00:00 GMT <![CDATA[Why you need to monitor third-party services]]> Third-party services can offer great value, but you need to know when they're slow or unavailable.]]> Thu, 17 Nov 2016 00:00:00 GMT <![CDATA[Another reason not to use document.write() to add script references]]> Under some circumstances, Chrome will avoid loading synchronous scripts injected with document.write().]]> Mon, 14 Nov 2016 00:00:00 GMT <![CDATA[Top five web performance mistakes]]> What makes websites slow? Here are some of the most common issues we come across when delivering web performance advisory work. ]]> Thu, 03 Nov 2016 01:00:00 GMT <![CDATA[How a favicon could slow your web page down]]> Can favicons delay the loading of content required to start displaying a web page?]]> Mon, 24 Oct 2016 23:00:00 GMT <![CDATA[Ten things every marketer should know about web performance no. 3: traffic affects performance]]> Why more traffic isn't always a good thing - and what you can do to reduce the risk of it slowing your site down.]]> Mon, 17 Oct 2016 00:00:00 GMT <![CDATA[Why you need synthetic monitoring as well as RUM and APM]]> The importance of consistent, reliable benchmarking of your website's speed and availability from an external perspective.]]> Thu, 29 Sep 2016 00:00:00 GMT <![CDATA[Ten things every marketer should know about web performance no. 2: big images slow web pages down]]> Images can be a key component in turning visitors into customers - but if they slow the web page down, they can drive people away.]]> Fri, 23 Sep 2016 00:00:00 GMT <![CDATA[How loading JavaScript can slow websites down (even if it’s asynchronous)]]> How even asynchronous and deferred scripts can detract from the user experience.]]> Wed, 14 Sep 2016 00:00:00 GMT <![CDATA[Don't forget to optimise and test your site before Black Friday]]> How to make sure your website is fast and reliable as you head into your peak trading period.]]> Fri, 09 Sep 2016 00:00:00 GMT