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Foundation 5.1 both slims down and speeds up our super advanced CSS framework. But that’s just the beginning. This month we open up the problems and solutions behind making websites load quickly and keep users around longer.
This Month's Top Ten
Google’s list of post-launch points helps you fine tune your smartphone-optimized website. Links and resources abound in this article written to help designers improve their sites’ performance.
Website Magazine has compiled a list of 10 improvements that Web professionals can implement in as little as one night to make their sites perform better tomorrow and in the months to come.
Items in this KISSmetrics graphic shows the consequences of slow websites, second by precious second; perceptions of mobile vs. desktop performance; and how long (or short) users are willing to wait for a page to load.
How do you measure the problem, if any, on a website? Google offers one solution: A series of analysis and optimization tools that starts with an automatic scan and rates your site on a scale of 0–100. (Interestingly, at the time of this writing google.com itself scored 75 on mobile, 91 on desktop.)
There are consequences to redesigning a website — and not all of them are for the better. This article by LunaMetrics talks about the horrors of new sites with gummed up works.
Users’ browser speed can make the fastest site a tad sluggish. Heavy on visuals, this New Relic graphic shows how browsers compare in both speed and marketshare. If your users are on older, slower browsers, then load time is at a premium.
There’s always a delay when moving your website to a new host, especially if the domain changes hands as well. The process of recognizing a domain record in transition is called propagation. Check to see how long it will take for the world’s DNS servers to recognize the move.
Building on Foundation 5’s record-breaking speed, this latest version slims down the Yeti while boosting performance faster than ever. Read about the changes in this post at our blog.
Analysis. Cacheing. CDNs. The path to improvement sometimes requires careful testing. This post describes how one designer improved her website, including statistics at each step along the way.
Our Introduction to Responsive Web Design course, 9AM PST March 18, teaches you how to design and build responsive web sites. This four-hour webinar is taught by our experts who built Foundation on these principles. You'll learn both the Design patterns and code bits that all designers and front-end coders should know. And it's held online so you can attend from anywhere.