IISpeed is an IIS webserver extension that ports mod_pagespeed from Google.
Fantastic primer on speeding up your website – nothing new in terms of techniques, but great delivery with examples.
The guys from Zoompf (one of our favourite site speed tools) conducted a huge study on how site speed correlates to search engine rankings. The findings are fittingly published on SEO-centric Moz.com.
Radware has published an updated infographic on the performance of the Alexa top 500 sites and measured their load times and Time To Interact – sadly things are getting worse
An introduction to uptime monitoring vs real user monitoring (RUM) and performance benchmarking by new entrant SpeedCurve - clearly explaining how each of these services are crucial to measuring and improving your site performance. SpeedCurve are looking for beta testers to try out their benchmarking tool which offers great visualisation of your site’s performance against your competitors.
Following on from their article breaking down Time To First Byte, this article goes into great detail on other steps to reduce that time between a blank page and something the visitor sees.
The ‘nerds’ at AirBnB run though some of the steps and processes they used to reduce page load times.
Sometimes optimizing a website for speed can get complicated. Yottaa’s infographic on the main checklist items makes it easy.
Brilliant article on A List Apart from Etsy’s engineering manager on how simple and common site and page speed initiatives can improve user experience.