WebPagetest creator Pat Meehan writes a great overview explaining web-performance site waterfalls and how to immediately recognise common issues.
Software Architect and Microsoft MVP Troy Hunt outlines his comprehensive approach to optimizing his new site for reduced bandwidth and improved speed to handle massive traffic spikes.
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
The ‘nerds’ at AirBnB run though some of the steps and processes they used to reduce page load times.
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.
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.
The guys from Yottaa provide some easily digested and easily identifiable quick wins for speeding up your site.
Analysis of the top 1000 sites on the internet by WebSiteOptimization.com has revealed that the average number of objects requested has exceed 100 for the first time. The number of HTTP requests is a significant factor in website performance, so this trend is disturbing.