The new update (#5) is online, what’s new?
PDF report available
This feature was very awaited, so we are glad to announce you can now download your performance report as a PDF file. We still have some improvements on the styles, but we hope you will find it useful.
Screenshot of the PDF report (second page)
Embedded feedback feature
As mentioned few months ago in this post, we want to build a community with the DareBoost project. That’s the idea behind this new feature: you are now able to vote for/against a tip, and to give further information, helping us to improve our knowledge database.
Voting against a tip you might have further information to give
New tips and best practices
We added some tips in our knowledge database. For example, DareBoost detects old versions of Google Analytics and give instructions to upgrade to the latest.
Another example could be our work on waiting times: if we detect a slow server response for a resource (more than 200ms, as recommended by Google) we will penalize the score. Indeed, a such slowness indicates a back-end issue (low hosting quality, bad server bandwidth, server overloaded, slow database access, etc).
New test location
Our users are mainly located in France for now, but we want to expand our service world-wide. Moreover, numerous of the tested websites have visitors located in North America. We are proud to announce that you can now test your website from New York.
If you want to know more about the impact of the user’s location on web performance, here is an excellent article by Ilya Grigorik (Web Performance Engineer at Google).
We are currently working on mobile test, with emulated device available soon.