The need for speed is upon us. Out of the box the speed of an Octopress site kinda drags. However, there are a number of things you can do to to speed it up without a complete overhaul. Learn how to turbocharge your Octopress blog.
How do you monitor website performance? Is it monitored? Do you know if your website is getting faster? Slower? Do you know when it falls below critical performance thresholds? Are you receiving automated alerts? Do you even have alerts? If not, you could be. And it won't cost you a dime to get started.
This post is going to talk about SpeedTracker. SpeedTracker is a free tool that allows you to monitor website performance over time. Use it to visualize your page speed scores, track
Lighthouse metrics, receive alerts and even create a public dashboard consisting of multiple websites for quick reference.
After moving this website from WordPress to
Jekyll in 2013 I've written enthusiastically about Jekyll. But it wasn't until recently that I was able to hit the elusive
PageSpeed Insights score of 100 for both desktop and mobile performance. Here's how I got there using Jekyll with S3 and CloudFront, and how you can too.
A couple years back Steve Souders gave a great talk at Fluent Conf titled Your Script Just Killed My Site (
video). During the talk Steve explained front-end SPOF and pointed towards
a nice tool for detecting it. Fast-forward a couple of years and front-end SPOF is still a concern in web development. And, when building a single-page app, SPOF is an even bigger deal as it can cause an entire web app to become unresponsive, putting users at the mercy of the browser to download and execute 3rd-party scripts prior to bootstrapping. Read on to learn how to avoid front-end SPOF using Trunk Club's single-page app skeleton,
Brunch with Panache (BWP).
Learn how to avoid front-end SPOF using Trunk Club's single-page app skeleton, Brunch with Panache
My team at work is currently porting an e-commerce SPA from an older framework over to
Brunch with Panache (BWP), our open source development framework for web clients. Like the old framework, BWP uses both Backbone and CoffeeScript. But to make composing applications easier BWP kicks it up a notch and adds in Chaplin, giving us Collection Views.