Performance Boost: A Refresher on Speeding Up Your Web SitesThe Yahoo! Developer Network's Exceptional Performance team wrote a fairly famous article in the web designer and developer circles that offers up 35 best practices to make your web pages faster. This article, entitled simply, Best Practices for Speeding Up Your Web Site, offers a staggering statistic that 80% of the end-user's response time is spent at the front end of loading a page.
You can do wonders for your web site just by reviewing the best practices document side-by-side with your web site.
Will Google Chrome Spur a Better Web?While it seems unlikely that a new wave of web banners that say "best on Browser X" is coming, consider experimental and innovative new HTML and CSS to be a bit of peer pressure to keep the competition on their toes, hopefully engaging in an on-going game of feature leapfrog.
A Gearhead For the WebAs a front-end web developer, I have a slightly different view of the web than a lot of its core users, not to say it's any better (or worse) — just different. While a designer looks at the visuals, the user interface, etc., I'd like to consider myself a bit of a web gearhead, popping open the web's proverbial hood.
Making Web Promises They Can’t KeepHas your business ever been approached with guaranteed results: first in search engines results or a certain level of increased traffic? Anyone offering guaranteed web results should be someone you don't want to associate with. Run!
Seems counterintuitive? The web, by its very nature, is very dynamic and ultra-fluid. Anyone who can quickly affect your web site traffic or search engine ranking, can also make it plummet just as fast. Such swift changes can even get your web site banned when search engines catch wind of the exploiting loop holes.