King of Speed, Steve Souders provides more ammunition to why he believes (and backing up with data) that proper caching is one of the single biggest contributors to increasing site speed.
Google has gone from a single metric on website speed performance, to a more comprehensive report that covers an overview, as well as page timings. These reports are now also integrated into other areas of the wider Analytics toolset – such as Intelligence reports that can be configured to create custom alerts.
Rather than pure distribution of web content, Yottaa is building in other site-speed technologies and methods to add a significant speed boost to sites that use it’s service.
Google’s Analytics solution has had an enhancement made to site speed reporting that provides more technical information on each phase of the request/response for pages tracked on websites.
Great article on the different types of HTTP caching and the benefits to site speed performance.
While many of the speed improvements can be made directly to the way the site is coded, a slow server can cripple your optimization efforts.
Google is now making access to their Site Speed reporting inside their Analytics product easier by removing the cumbersome requirement to add a specific tracking tag. Now all sites that use Google Analytics will have access to Site Speed data.
The folks at DynaTrace explain why user expectations of site performance have changed and how that translates to the technical aspects.
StrangeLoop conducted a report on luxury brand sites from one of the biggest, and most demanding, internet populations – China.