I’ve been diving deep into web page performance at my work lately, and I’ve discovered a lot. There is a lot of advice out there about looking at your page performance – but I wanted to put together what I have found as a series of blog posts on the topic.
This will be a distillation of some of the things that I’ve found, and I hope provides useful context for people just getting started out in dealing with page performance.
This will be about assessment, not improvement
You can’t start a diet unless you weigh yourself first. This series of posts will be focuse purely on measuring your page performance. Just the act of measurment is a complicated topic.
I will not be getting into how to improve your page performance. Frankly, how could I? I have no idea what issues your sites are facing, and what your organization cares about.
- What metrics matter, and what is “good performance”?
- What tools are out there?
- What does a performance issue look like?
- Doing a request audit, by hand