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Will Holiday Demand Make or Break Your E-Commerce Site?

October 27, 2015 — by Frank Yue3

As the weather turns and the leaves reveal their polychromatic wonder, I enter this time of year knowing that the holiday season is upon us.  Holidays means shopping and like any good technologist, I have transitioned to making most of my holiday purchases online.

As an online retailer (e-tailer), the holiday season is critical to the success of the business.  Estimates suggest that on average, over 23% of online sales are made during this time.  The stability and availability of the online platform these next couple months can make or break the business.  So, what do you do if your online store becomes too popular?

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HTTP/2 Is Ready, But Are You Ready for It?

October 21, 2015 — by Shamus McGillicuddy0

Shamus McGillicuddy is a Senior Analyst for EMA and is a featured guest blogger.

The Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) published HTTP Version 2 (HTTP/2) as RFC 7540 in May 2015, and already several browsers (including Firefox and Chrome) support it. However, adoption of the new web application protocol probably won’t be particularly rapid. In fact, uptake of HTTP/2 might progress at a pace similar to that of IPv6. For many, there will be no compelling reason to implement the protocol, given the hassle involved.

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Do You Still Need Optimization After Migrating to HTTP/2?

September 17, 2015 — by Matt Young0

There’s a lot of talk about HTTP/2. Why? Possibly because it promises to help alleviate some of the bottlenecks that come along with the dynamic, rich webpages that people have come to expect.

The consumer market is driven by media consumption, be it high-definition videos, third-party plugins or animations, and these are bandwidth-hungry elements in an adversarial relationship with page load speeds.

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Why Are Online Retailers Leaving Millions Of Dollars On The Table?

September 15, 2015 — by Matt Young0

Online retailers are leaving millions of dollars – yes, millions – on the table.  Why is this?

In the hyper-competitive world of online commerce sites, every second is absolutely critical in ensuring a user experience that will yield the maximum likelihood of conversion, meaning a site visitor follows through and makes a purchase.

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HTTP/2 Will Break Your Security – Here’s How to Fix it

September 10, 2015 — by Yaron Azerual0

Now that HTTP/2 is here and widely adopted by client browsers, many of the performance challenges that existed with HTTP1.1 are finally addressed and solved.  But what about security?

While HTTP/2 provides a higher level of privacy by mandating (de-facto because of browser implementation) traffic encryption, security solutions such as Web Application Firewalls (WAFs) are not keeping pace with the HTTP/2 evolution.

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REPORT: State of the Union for Ecommerce Page Speed & Web Performance (Summer 2015)

September 8, 2015 — by Matt Young8

In the hyper-accelerated world of technology, the modern consumer is bombarded with near-daily news of technological breakthroughs, OS updates, device refreshes and breakneck broadband speeds. With this all comes a reinforcement of expectations for modern webpages to deliver dynamic, rich content on par with high-definition cable programming, delivered just as fast as a user would change a channel from one HD broadcast to another.

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The Internet has Upgraded to HTTP/2, but One Key Feature will Slow You Down

August 26, 2015 — by Frank Yue0

Imagine a world where smartphones were only upgraded every 15 years.  It is hard to imagine waiting that long for new hardware and new functionality to meet consumer expectations and demands.  It is even harder to imagine how the update will integrate all the changes in the way people utilize their smartphones.

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A Gateway to the New Internet: What to Know about HTTP/2 (And How to Use it Now)

July 20, 2015 — by Yaron Azerual3

Since HTTP 1.1 was introduced 17 years ago, the Internet has evolved.  This evolution introduced many changes, among them the development and delivery of rich content to users. These improvements enhanced the online experience, but did come at a cost – and the currency was performance. Performance challenges that HTTP 1.1 was never designed to handle.

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Image Optimization: 10 Do’s & Don’ts for a Better User Experience

May 27, 2015 — by Yaron Azerual4

As website owners and designers, we want to provide the best user experience to our clients. This often involves massive graphical design with an increasing amount of images on a site. According to HTTP archive, the number of images per page has doubled from 34 to 69 since 2012 until today and image payload has more than tripled itself. The implication of the data is fully visible – websites are indeed becoming more pleasant to the eye.

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11 Stats Showing Why You Should Care about Mobile Web Performance

February 3, 2015 — by Tammy Everts11

A recent survey of 2300 CIOs from twenty-three different cities in the US found that one out of four have no mobile strategy. While there are many understandable reasons for this -- budget restrictions, lack of ownership, and simple inertia -- these reasons pale beside the potential losses incurred by not taking advantage of the wealth of opportunities that mobile presents. Today, I'd like to share a roundup of compelling reasons to make mobile a priority in 2015.