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One of the most frustrating experiences online is waiting for a page to load, or trying to complete a transaction for that 'must have' item, and being greeted with an unresponsive screen. In fact, Akamai's 2015 Performance Matters report found that 49% of consumers expect a page to load in two seconds or less. As consumers' expectations for page load-speed increases, their patience for slow-loading websites decreases. Currently, only 51%
This blog post is part of an ongoing series where we discuss a wide range of topics related to HTTP/2 (h2). In today's post, I explore why TTFB (Time to First Byte) may not be the best measure of h2 performance. I also address questions regarding why TTFB may be higher for h2, and why that's not necessarily a bad thing.
They may not have many leather bound books or smell of rich mahogany, but images are...kind of a big deal. In fact, it would be fair to say that content owners and consumers have gone a bit "image crazy" in the past few years.
This blog post is part of an ongoing series where we will discuss a wide range of H2-related topics. In today's post, we talk about some of the misconceptions regarding HTTP/2 being a silver bullet for improved website performance.
In my last blog when I kicked off our MobilePerf Blog Series, I talked about mobile Search Engine Optimization (SEO) and Google's guidance on how to make your sites mobile friendly. Google just announced that they will also factor in your mobile site's page speed when ranking your organization in the mobile friendly search results.
Today we are kicking off a new series of blog posts where we will specifically focus on mobile experiences, challenges, solutions, tips, trends and optimizations but most importantly, you will read insight and opinions from Akamai mobile experts. The first post is on mobile SEO and Key challenges for developing and managing mobile friendly web sites and apps.
This blog post is part of an ongoing series where we will discuss a wide range of H2-related topics. In today's post, the second of a two-part "series within a series", we will continue our discussion regarding the challenges and importance of prioritization of streams in leveraging HTTP/2 to achieve performance improvement.
This blog post is part of an ongoing series where we will discuss a wide range of H2-related topics. In today's post, the first of a two-part "series within a series", we will discuss the challenges and importance of prioritization of streams in leveraging HTTP/2 to achieve performance improvement.
Update: As of February 2017, the latest version of Akamai Ion has introduced an even more powerful capability designed to help customers leverage the server push feature of H/2. Called "Automatic Server Push", and introduced as part of the new set of capabilities known as Adaptive Acceleration, this fully productized feature allows customers to turn on server push capabilities with the simple flick of a configuration switch. Using data from