We are happy to announce that we are open sourcing our first performance quality model that is trained on millions of RUM data samples from around the world free to use for your own website performance optimizations!
By using techniques that assess the performance impact of a build in relation to the performance characteristics (magnitude, variance, trend) of adjacent builds, we can more confidently distinguish genuine regressions from metrics that are elevated for other reasons (e.g. inherited code, regressions in previous builds or one-off data spikes due to test irregularities). We also spend less time chasing false negatives and no longer need to manually assign a threshold to each result — the data itself now sets the thresholds dynamically.
We see in the data that the presence of certain errors lead to actions of user frustration that have bottom line implications for the business serving the site. The two most prominent cases of this are reloads and abandonwments (page exits).”
Why? Because this is pretty hard to “understand” that the page exit or the reload in the SR.
Indeed, we just see the error at the very last second and boom, finish (or next replay start in case of reload)
Today in Lyon, France, was the We Love Speed conference. Its focus is on everything related to web performance. Even if the conference talks were only in French, I'll do this recap in English, to let more people learn from it.
In the new responsiveness metrics, we measure the latency of user interactions, how your customers navigate and act on your website, rather than individual events. A user interaction, such as tap (click), drag, and keyboard interaction, usually triggers multiple events.
In summary, it claims that Google falsely told publishers that adopting AMP would enhance load times, even though the company’s employees knew that it only improved the “median of performance” and actually loaded slower than some speed optimization techniques publishers had been using.
It’s easy to get excited about new techniques for measuring and improving site speed but this focus on the technical side of performance can lead us to think of speed as a technical issue, rather than a business issue with technical roots.
Render-blocking resources are a common hurdle to rendering your page faster. They impact your Web Vitals which now impact your SEO. Slow render times also frustrate your users and can cause them to abandon your page.
You now have a simple, platform-reliant way of preventing unnecessary requests. You have another tool in your belt to save your users time and money. Also you’ve got a way to save a little carbon from being released into our atmosphere to power a server farm. And you can use this tool with any style of website: static file sites, single page applications, and server rendered applications. It’s a superpower.
Putting images on websites is incredibly simple, yes? Actually, yes, it is. You use <img> and link it to a valid source in the src attribute and you’re done. Except that there are (counts fingers) 927 things you could (and some you really should) do that often go overlooked. Let’s see…