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.
If pages aren’t fast, everything suffers. Even seemingly minor page delays have a significant effect on brand perception. In this post for the fifth annual Performance Calendar, I shared some of the findings from Radware's latest research into performance and brand perception.
Mobile users are significantly affected by slow performance. In this pioneering neuroscientific study, we found that a 500ms connection speed delay resulted in up to a 26% increase in peak frustration and up to an 8% decrease in engagement.
In just a couple of short years, m.sites have gone from must-have to must-not-have. Here's a short history of the m.site and why, if you haven't ditched yours already, you should make retiring it a priority in 2014.
This week at Radware, we've released our annual mobile performance report, the 2013 State of the Union for Mobile Ecommerce Performance. Every year, we study the performance of top online retailers to see how they measure up against user expectations. Today I want to share a poster version of the infographics we created to accompany the report.
Every year, the shopping cart abandonment rate climbs during the holiday season, with analysts expecting to see a peak of 88% in 2013. An estimated one out of five of those carts are abandoned due to slow performance. This post outlines how much retailers lose due to slow checkout pages, four common performance culprits, and what site owners can do to speed up the transaction process for their customers.