Guy Podjarny from Akamai has gathered interviews from web performance specialists around the world and created a gallery of illustrated videos that speak to aspects of web speed.
Scott Jehl from the Filament group explains how perceived load times is a separate consideration to actual page weight.
From 2012, this article from Google’s SVP of Infrastructure, Urs Hoelzle, outline’s the search giant’s focus on Speed.
Beyond its benefits to conversion rates and SEO, this article from Search Engine Land outlines it’s impact on paid search.
Great article from the speed-kings at Zoompf on how HTTP/2 (aka SPDY) can solve some critical performance issues.
Craig Buckler gives a comprehensive run down on areas to focus on when you’re on a mission to reduce the bloat.
Nice little reminder on ensuring that the consideration of performance (benefits or impacts) is made during the web design and development process.
Great article on how to not only delivery a great mobile web experience, but a radically faster one too.
Bonus Link: http://www.smashingmagazine.com/2013/04/03/build-fast-loading-mobile-website/ – Great pre-reading.
Paul Irish walks through how WebpageTest can provide insights in to where performance bottlenecks can occur and what metrics matter.
Canonicalizaton of URLs (think www and no-www versions of the same site/page) using redirects as both an SEO and performance impact as explained in this article.