WPO

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

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...

Yes, It Is Slower. News Sites Take Notice of Slow Load Times

Yes, the Internet is getting slower, and people are noticing. The issue is going beyond the sphere of wonks and site admins to...

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

As website owners and designers, we want to provide the best user experience to our clients. This often involves massive graphical design with an...

Are ADCs Another Layer of Defense Against Cyber Attacks?

Application Delivery Controllers (ADCs) were once ubiquitous hardware-based appliances seen in data centers for the sole purpose of load balancing.  However, this role has...

The (Context) Sensitivity of Speed

Traditionally, when we look at web performance, we create a time-series graph that focuses on dimensions like browser or page template. These...

New Findings: State of the Union for Ecommerce Page Speed and Web Performance [Spring 2015]

There are compelling arguments why companies – particularly online retailers – should care about serving faster pages to their users. Countless studies...

The Case for Auto-Preloading: The Anatomy of a Battle-Tested WPO Treatment

In this post, I’m going to tell the story of how we came to recognize the incredible value of auto-preloading, and how this single technique doesn’t just make individual pages faster — it accelerates a user’s entire flow through a site and ultimately delivers the best possible user experience.

Google’s experimental new “slow” label could revolutionize how we tackle web performance

Earlier today, Search Engine Land posted about a new label that Google appears to be testing in its search results pages. The red "slow" label warns people that your site is unacceptably slow. This label isn't a trivial feature. If you care about performance, user experience, and SEO, then you should care about this potential game-changer.

11 Reasons to Care About Mobile Performance in 2015 [INFOGRAPHIC]

Yesterday on the Radware blog, I shared some compelling stats around mobile web performance. Today I thought it would be fun (and hopefully helpful) to round up my favourite stats into a poster. I hope you enjoy!

FCC states that 1 out of 6 internet users in the US don’t have broadband access

As of today, the Federal Communication Commission has updated its definition of "broadband" from 4 Mbps to 25 Mbps. In effect, this means that 17% of internet users in the United States now don't have broadband access. This is huge news. Here's why...

These 7 things are slowing down your site’s user experience (and you have no control over them)

As a website owner, you have 100% control over your site, plus a hefty amount of control over the first and middle mile of the network your pages travel over. You can (and you should) optimize the heck out of your pages, invest in a killer back end, and deploy the best content delivery network that money can buy. These tactics put you in charge of several performance areas, which is great. But when it comes to the last mile -- or more specifically, the last few feet -- matters are no longer in your hands. Today, let's review a handful of performance-leaching culprits that are outside your control -- and which can add precious seconds to your load times.

Time to check your data usage? The average page served to mobile devices is now 1 MB in size.

If you asked me to name the single greatest indicator of performance for pages served to mobile devices, I’d say this: faster pages are always less than 1 MB in size. Show me a fat page, and I’ll show you a slow page. This is why it was alarming to discover that, according to the Mobile HTTP Archive (which tracks page metrics for the top million Alexa-ranked sites), the average page served to mobile devices carries a payload of 1109 KB. This number has more than doubled since 2012, when the average page was 511 KB.

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Application Security in the Microservices Era

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How Can You Protect What You Can’t See?

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The State-Sponsored Cyberthreat Landscape

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Getting Ready for 5G & IoT

Network performance improvements and IoT capabilities promise to help businesses move even faster. Yet uncertainty about this new technology is prevalent.

The Evolution of Application Development

Delivering and securing containers and microservices is relatively new. Though there may be a few hiccups, all will normalize to a strong, steady state.