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    Is Your eCommerce Site Optimized for the Holiday Shopping Season? Posted on September 5th, 2014 by Robert Castley

    November 28, 2014, the day after Thanksgiving, is Black Friday. Based on sales from last year, most Black Friday events will start earlier on Thanksgiving and extend later throughout the Black Friday weekend and into Cyber Monday 2014 (December 1). So…is your site ready for a double whammy and one helluva busy weekend? Shoppers will […]

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    Navigation Timing Now Supported in Safari Posted on July 25th, 2014 by Craig Lowell

    As loyal followers of the Catchpoint blog are aware, we have been leading the charge for quite some time (a year ago to the day, to be exact) for Apple to release a version of Safari that supports a navigation timing API, even taking the time to create our own Change.org petition. Today, our quest […]

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    Tales of Latency: Why Internet Speed Matters Posted on July 23rd, 2014 by Craig Lowell

    The following is based on a true story. The names have been omitted, and the places and times changed to protect those who suffered from slow internet. The line at the TSA security screening had already begun to extend beyond the “Line Begins Here” sign, and was only going to get worse. But for this […]

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    Adaptive vs. Responsive Web Design: Quantifying the Difference on Mobile Posted on July 16th, 2014 by Robert Castley

    Much has been written recently about Adaptive Web Design (AWD) vs. Responsive Web Design (RWD), with pros and cons of both being highlighted. For those new to these methodologies, here is a short summary of both approaches: Adaptive Web Design Responsive Web Design Server or Client-side to detect the device CSS ‘media queries’ to detect […]

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    Performance On and Off the Track at the Formula 1 Grand Prix Posted on July 10th, 2014 by Robert Castley

    In the world of Formula 1, milliseconds are the difference between Pole Position and second on the grid. Millions of dollars are spent on getting the maximum performance out of both the car and the driver. Aerodynamics, car weight, engine performance, pit crew efficiency, strategists, meteorologists, engineers, etc. all play the part of trying to secure […]

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    Understanding the Anatomy of a Wireless Connection Posted on June 25th, 2014 by Alex Vetras

    Consider your smartphone. This increasingly complicated mobile device drives internet usage around the globe. According to Statista, mobile phones (and this excludes tablets) accounted for 17.4% of all web traffic in 2013, up from 11.1% in 2012. Some of this traffic is derived from new web users, whose smartphones provided their first access to the […]

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    Adaptive vs. Responsive Web Design: Which Is Right for Your Site? Posted on June 2nd, 2014 by Craig Lowell

    Given the prominence of mobile web browsing, the practice of having multiple versions of a site (under multiple URLs) to accommodate all of the different mobile devices out there is already on its way out. The Responsive Web Design (RWD) revolution is in full effect, and in fact is already being expanded upon. By tweaking […]

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    Mobile Standards Missing From FCC’s Net Neutrality Proposal Posted on May 20th, 2014 by Mehdi Daoudi

    The path down the long, complicated road of net neutrality inched a little further towards its final (though yet undetermined) destination last week when FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler outlined the commission’s new proposal to help solve this complex issue, the many aspects of which I recently delved into. This latest development is aimed primarily at […]

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    There’s No Avoiding Network Latency on 4G Posted on January 15th, 2014 by Mehdi Daoudi

    Behind every device connected to the internet there is an underlying network, which dictates the route data packets travel. When an end user goes to www.google.com from his smartphone, the physical route and limitations of a mobile network compared to consumer internet service providers are rather hidden. Latency offers a way to shed light on these different […]

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    Why Commuters Hate Your Mobile Site Posted on January 7th, 2014 by Peter Saulitis

    [vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] With such quick and easy access to game scores, directions, video streaming, photo sharing, and up-to-the-moment news, mobile web is being consumed at a frenzied pace.  Internet usage has doubled in the last 5 years and Mobile Web usage is growing 8x faster than web.  What’s the result of this consumption explosion?

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