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Make Jamstack Slow? Challenge Accepted.

“Jamstack is slowwwww.” That’s not something you hear often, right? Especially, when one of the main selling points of Jamstack is performance. But yeah, it’s true that even a Jamstack site can suffer hits to performance just like any other site. 

Don’t think that by choosing Jamstack you no longer have to think about performance. Jamstack can be fast — really fast — but you have to make the right choices. Let’s see if we can spot some of the … Read article “Make Jamstack Slow? Challenge Accepted.”

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We need more inclusive web performance metrics

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Some Performance Links

Just had a couple of good performance links burning a hole in my pocket, so blogging them like a good little blogger.… Read article “Some Performance Links”

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The Analytics That Matter

I’ve long been skeptical of quoting global browser usage percentages to justify their usage of browser features. It doesn’t matter what global usage of a browser is, other than nerdy cocktail party fodder. The usage that matters is what users on your site are using, and that can be wildly different from site to site.

That idea of tracking real usage of your actual site concept has bounced around my head the last few days. And it’s not just “I Read article “The Analytics That Matter”

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Analyzing Notion app performance

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How I Used Brotli to Get Even Smaller CSS and JavaScript Files at CDN Scale

This article is about my experience using Brotli at production scale. Despite being really expensive and a truly unfeasible method for on-the-fly compression, Brotli is actually very economical and saves cost on many fronts, especially when compared with gzip or lower compression levels of Brotli.
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A/B Testing Instant.Page With Netlify and Speedcurve

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“The Modern Web”

A couple of interesting articles making the rounds:

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prerender.js

This is another player in the game of (pre)rendering the page of the link that you’re about to click on before you click it. The point of which is to get a performance boost for extremely little effort. You’re putting the browser to work getting that next page ready for, say, that half a second between where you hover a link and when you click it, when otherwise the browser wouldn’t have been doing anything.

Instant.page is another player, and … Read article “prerender.js”

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Real-World Effectiveness of Brotli