Pagespeed findings

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    Let's get critical: inline CSS a must have?

    "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.

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    Web performance company without passing Core Web Vitals

    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.

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    How Brian Dean's Backlinko acted on 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.

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    Core Web Vitals visual indicator and Google news top stories

    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.

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    Core Web Vitals and highlighting live in May 2021

    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.

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    GTmetrix pagespeed: outdated and going to use Core Web Vitals

    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.

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    Webflow pagspeed and Core Web Vitals

    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?

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    Why isn't HTTP/2 improving the pagespeed score

    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?"

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    Does 5G make my sitespeed issues go away?

    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.

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    How faster internet resulted in slower sites and webshops

    During the years 2011 through 2019, 4g coverage spread from 5% to 79% of the world. During that same time period, the median average JavaScript transfer size to mobile devices increased by 611%, from 52kb to 372.9 KB.

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    Fast, accessible and data-saving websites

    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.

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    CSS Critical Path in Magento 1

    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.

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    Chromium: badge of shame for slow loading websites?

    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?

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    What Google didn't tell you at Magento Live

    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.

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    Light weight websites with Save-Data header

    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.

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    Belsimpel's productpage pagespeed

    A better perceived performance and thus user experience, will result in higher conversion and thus revenue.

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    Improving a webshop productpage pagespeed

    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.