We all get that woff2 is smaller than woff, or ditching custom fonts comes with best performance. But what are considerations if you really want to use custom fonts?
Can't get enough? I'm regularly sharing snack bite tips and advice on LinkedIn as well.
If you're concerned about the loading experience of your custom fonts, you might have run into the WebFontLoader. A 10 year old library. Should you still use it today.
In general, people know that I'm not the one to ask which plugins to use for their stack. However, given the fact that I'm a pagespeed and performance enthousiast, I'm sometimes asked which plugins people should be using.
While two completely different things, there actually is a correlation between pagespeed and accessibility.
Even clients that are convinced they should work with me, still want to know how a collaboration and an auditing trajectory is going to look like. This article is giving background information.
I've seen pagespeed audits where Google Analytics' Average Page Load Time was used to determine bad performing pages and claiming the webshop was missing revenue. However, pagespeed is more nuanced.
If you're looking for PageSpeed Insights, you now get redirected to their new testing environment: The PageSpeed Insights layout has changed as of today.
When doing pagespeed audits, there often is a common pitfall that I see happening across different webshops. If you're using Cloudflare, then this might help you out as well.
So there's that, it has been said. Your Lighthouse score doesn't matter. Let's nuance this a bit.
"Critical CSS is a must-have for a good pagespeed and core web vitals score". I saw this statement passing by recently, and although using critical CSS myself, such claim comes with nuance.
So, you've got a hero image which is actually messing up your LCP metric in Lighthouse or PageSpeed Insights? You might not have heard this before, but making it even bigger will help.
You're on a quest to achieve green results as Core Web Vitals is coming closer. Can PageSpeed Insights be deceived to rank better?
Wondering why Lighthouse is recommending you to fix this, although you don't see any layout shifts yourself, and why is it warning you only now and not before?
If you reached this blog, then chances are you've heard of Cloudflare. CDN solution might be the first that comes to mind, but their focus is even broader. However, it stops at Core Web Vitals.
I wrote about the Backlinko results in November 2019 on LinkedIn, tagging Brian as well. But it looks like Brian already put some effort into the pagespeed of his website. As a result, he is now passing Core Web Vitals.
Mid november, Google announced when and how Core Web Vitals will be part of organic ranking. In May, where pages will have a visual indicator of meeting Core Web Vitals. The first tests of Google were already seen.
Things just got real! We already knew about Core Web Vitals. Google now published that your website will be highlighted within the Google search result pages.
Earlier I wrote why to use PageSpeed Insights instead of GTmetrix, but this might not be accurate anymore by the end of the month. GTmetrix announced they will be moving to using Core Web Vitals as well.
Webflow was founded in 2012 and is an online visual editor platform allowing users to design, build and launch websites. Does this mean you can't get high PageSpeed scores? And what about the newest Core Web Vitals?
If you want to check the performance of your webshop or website, these are the best free toolings you can use.
The answer to one of my most asked questions (spoiler alert: it's because of SEO and UX).
Sometimes a LinkedIn post of mine is leading to new questions as well. This time: "How do you get a high PageSpeed score when a site is using HTTP/2?"
Recently, when discussing pagespeed optimizations within a platform migration, I was asked if fiber internet or 5G will make sitespeed issues go away, or just making it worse.
While there are a lot of articles to be found on the subject of pagespeed or improving overall sitespeed, most will come out-of-the-box.
Although most of my work is pagespeed-related, I also like to address web accessibility and carbon emission when doing R&D for our website-producing CMS.
Last Thursday, January 16th, I joined TJ Gamble's livestream to answer some PageSpeed related questions. Critical CSS was one of the subjects. Just before the livestream, I published a code snippet to auto-enable CSS critical Path within Magento 1.
Twitter exploded when Chromium announced it. Chromium is describing it as "Moving towards a faster web", which is a clear signal towards digital agencies and other websites builders. What to expect?
Have you been to Magento Live in Amsterdam and did you speak the Google PageSpeed crew about your pagespeed score? I already heard some e-commerce owners, the Google PageSpeed crew might have given you some wrong insights, which I am going to answer instead.
We all use JS, custom fonts, images and maybe even video's within our website or webshop. We can now reduce our load and speed up article- or product pages based on user preferences.
A better perceived performance and thus user experience, will result in higher conversion and thus revenue.
Before helping an e-commerce company with improving their pagespeed, sometimes I create a proof of concept first. By doing this, stakeholders will get a better grasp of what can be achieved in real life.