Category: Mobile

Mobile Sites in 2014: Bigger, Better…Slower?

  The relationship between phone “speed” (e.g., 3G, 4G) and mobile site size is a curious one. As the years go by, we expect our phones to get faster (check), and perhaps as a result, mobile websites are getting larger and larger (double-check). However, smartphone connectivity speeds are about as dependable as wooden cars. A […]

Three Key Takeaways from the 2014 Velocity Conference

Last week’s O’Reilly Velocity Conference offered a host of learning tools and inspiration for creating and managing high performance websites and applications. Engineers, developers, Ops specialists, architects, and performance enthusiasts alike gathered at Santa Clara’s Techmart to discuss the ever-escalating “need for speed,” and the latest and greatest in performance solutions. While we returned home […]

The Once and Future Website: 3 Possibilities

In the past decade software and hardware have both grown by leaps and bounds, but the average person knows way more about changing devices than they do about changing design trends. It’s easy to predict that in another decade or less we’ll all be wearing Google Glass (or something similar), but what about the websites […]

2 seconds is the acceptable response time

For the second year in succession Apica made a joint survey with the Swedish trade show Webbdagarna in Stockholm, March 19th-20th. 175 people participated in the survey and took part in the draw for an iPad mini. Website response time should be less than 2 seconds. Our survey shows that visitors expect a response time […]

Speed Up? The Pros and Cons of Single-Page Sites

At one point, there was some spirited debate in the design community over whether responsive website design or single-page design was the way to go. CSS3, jQuery, and an assortment of other exotic options have since quieted the naysayers. In 2014, “responsiveness” and “single-page” are nearly synonymous. But we’re not quite there yet. Between now […]

Webinar Invite: Optimizing Web & Mobile Performance

Pressure to deliver new features and functionality fast, often with technologies new to your development/operations team, means you need to be ever more vigilant in how users experience your services – 24×7. Whether you are moving hosting providers, planning a new code deployment, preparing for a special event attracting abnormally high load or wanting to […]

Streamlined Web Pages Means Faster Mobile Browsing

It’s the Age of the Smartphone, and users all want fast internet. The problem is, smartphones don’t have the fat connections that desktop computers and laptops enjoy with stable internet access. Mobile users instead have data plans that charge by byte or second, and using a hotspot or a 4G connection can be aggravating if […]

Performance Test Your Smart TV Application

We all know that TVs (and the people who watch them) are smarter than ever before, but what about your smart TV application? If you’re planning on releasing a Smart TV app or already have one sitting in an app store, knowing its performance limitations is the first step in improving conversion and user retention. […]

The Impact of Web Site Performance on SEO

Poor web site performance can result in a variety of issues for a business, ranging from high bounce rates and reduced visitor engagement to an increasingly less reputable perception. These negatives are largely based upon expectations, since the high-speed internet of today is accommodating to those with short attention spans. Web site visitors expect speedy […]