As a former senior researcher, writer, and solution evangelist for Radware, Tammy Everts spent years researching the technical, business, and human factor sides of web/application performance. Before joining Radware, Tammy shared her research findings through countless blog posts, presentations, case studies, whitepapers, articles, reports, and infographics for Strangeloop Networks.
Last fall, Twitter founder Ev Williams gave an excellent talk at XOXO* in which he nailed down what makes some online ventures succeed, and others fail:
Yes, your company needs to have rock-solid technology and excellent management, but if what you’re offering doesn’t somehow make your users’ lives easier, then it will fail. So, how do we define convenience? According to Williams:
Like most clickbait, the title of this post isn’t quite accurate. For one thing, this post isn’t about a trick, it’s about a technique that’s been painstakingly developed and tested over the course of the past six years. And it isn’t weird — unless you think really, really smart ideas are weird.
Earlier this month, we released our quarterly State of the Union for ecommerce web performance. Today, I want to share the poster version of the infographics we created to accompany the report. Feel free to download and share. And if you have any questions about any of these findings, let me know.
While TTI has improved since our last quarterly report, there is still a lot of room for improvement. To take a glass-half-full attitude, this represents a great opportunity for site owners who are ready to take the lead in delivering faster Time to Interact (TTI) for their shoppers.
Our newest quarterly performance state of the union, released earlier this week, analyzes the load time of the top 500 ecommerce sites and compares their current performance to their performance one year ago. Among other things, we learned that the median web page takes 9.3 seconds to load -- a 21% slowdown in the past twelve months.
While analyzing frame-by-frame page loads of the top 100 retail websites (for our most recent State of the Union for ecommerce web performance), I discovered that a surprising number of sites were making the same three design/usability mistakes over and over. These mistakes had a huge impact on how the pages rendered, and ultimately on the end user experience.
2013 was a great year for Radware on the research front. We released numerous studies and blog posts about topics ranging from ecommerce performance to the neuroscience behind mobile user expectations. Below I've corralled 55 amazing things you should know about how your visitors use the web.
It wouldn't be January without a crop of predictions for the new year, would it? I wouldn't call these predictions, exactly. I'm not a prophet. No crystal ball here. I'm just looking at trends, and perhaps applying a little hopeful thinking. 🙂