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.
One of the most provocative findings in our latest State of the Union for Ecommerce Web Performance was the fact that using a content delivery network correlated to slower performance for retail sites. In today's post, we'll explore what this finding means (hint: correlation doesn't mean causation) and why you still need a CDN in your performance toolkit.
There are a handful of assumptions that frequently come up when we read and talk about mobile performance. Today, I want to review the most common myths, discuss why they persist, and explain why they are incorrect.
If you go looking for case studies that prove the business value of improving website performance, chances are you’ll encounter a number of studies that focus on obvious ecommerce metrics like cart size and sales. But there are a number of other ways that improving performance can move other business metrics. Today, I want to highlight a few of these metrics using some customer case studies.
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.
Last week, I was able to attend AWS re:Invent, and it was great. Not only was I able to attend one of the largest events for cloud computing, but I also learned about innovative technology powering the AWS eco-system, I met great people such as AWS customers, AWS partners and AWS personnel. Most importantly, I was there to speak about Radware’s Alteon VA for the AWS Marketplace.
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.
Today is an important day for both Radware and our network of valued customers and channel partners as we announce the acquisition of Strangeloop Networks.