The need for speed from 16s to 1.3s

My site was becoming dog slow

The need for speed from 16s to 1.3s

My blog has been growing in popularity over the last 2 years. This year it was give an award, “top 40 meditation blogs”. What that means is? I don’t know. All I know is my Google Analytic stats were indicating a very high drop off, and my site was becoming dog slow. History of Just Being Life began as a Wordpress site running off a Virtual Private Server hosted at a reputable hosting company. [Read More]

How to check the speed of your website?

The average users attention span is less than a Goldfish

The average users attention span is less than a Goldfish

So you’ve just had your new website built, it’s designed perfectly with user experience in mind, you’ve implemented a solid SEO strategy, then you have a few clicks around the site and find yourself waiting for the pages to load… This is down to a poor site build and poor performance optimisation. Even with the best looking website and powerful call to actions, if it’s under-performing it could lead to users/potential clients abandoning the site due to frustration. [Read More]

Why Perceived Performance Matters

Part 1, The Perception Of Time

why perceived performance matters

Those of us who consider ourselves developers, including me, are very task-oriented. We like to be guided towards optimal results, and we find ourselves uncomfortable when there is no clear path to follow. That is why we all want to know how to do things; we like step-by-step tutorials and how-tos. However, such guidelines are based on certain theories, deep knowledge and experience. For this reason, I will not provide you, the reader, with a structured answer to the question of how to make a website faster. [Read More]