Vox Media: One Year from Performance Bankruptcy

Exactly one year ago, Vox Media declared “Performance bankruptcy”, realizing their sites were “friggin’ slow”. They were way behind most of their competitors. Vox promised an overhaul on all of their performance debts. They set out to reduce their render start times by 58% and their page complete times by 65%.…

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Web Performance Premier League Standings

At Catchpoint, we take two things very seriously: football (the original), and web performance. Following Leicester City’s remarkable win to clinch the Premier League title on Sunday, we decided to rank each of the 20 Premier League Clubs based on their website’s performance, and do a quick analysis of the top…

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Poor Web Performance Hampers Walmart, Lowe’s Shoppers

Walmart and Lowe’s online shoppers encountered slow performance and timeouts today that prevented many from finding products or completing purchases. In addition to frustrating customers, these issues are likely to significantly impact the companies’ web sales. The Lowe’s problem affected the site’s product search for a number of categories, including…

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How Fast is Fast Enough?

All of our customers understand the importance of having high quality websites. They work hard to ensure an excellent customer experience and maximum availability. Ensuring fast response times is business as usual for them—but how fast is fast enough? Most people understand that the economic law of diminishing returns (beyond…

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