Category Archives: Web best Practices

Whether they are automated on DareBoost.com or not , find in details the best practices of web performance and quality. This area is also yours, don’t hesitate to suggest us a post of your own, or a topic you would like us to write about.

Measure a web page speed with Performance Timings

A few weeks ago, we learned that the support of the Navigation Timing API by Safari was back. This API, available in JavaScript and now on the main web browsers, implements a W3C recommendation. It gives you access to metrics that are essential to understand the many important milestones in your page loading, including performance times.

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Chrome, Firefox and Google Search: HTTPS forcing its way

As a reminder, the HTTPS (HTTP Secure) is, as its name indicates, the secure version of the HTTP protocol. The HTTPS aims at assuring confidentiality and security of exchanges: the communication being encoded, the protocol protects from eavesdropping, but also from data alteration.
For several years, its use has been more and more present (April 2015, 7 times more requests than in 2011 are made by HTTPS). Though by the end of the year, we should observe a massive intensification of this trend.

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Useful tips to start with WordPress

Nowadays, one of the first steps when you create a website is to adopt a CMS. It allows to save time, so you can deploy a website quickly. According to wappalyzer, more than 60% of the websites using a CMS are powered by WordPress (source: https://www.wappalyzer.com/categories/cms). We ourselves have decided to use WordPress for its simplicity (exceptionally, web performance was not our major criterion!)

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How to improve jQuery performance

You have probably ever heard of best practices to improve your website’s quality and performance (configure a cache policy, enable gzip compression…).
However, web performance doesn’t stop to follow general best practices: each technology has its own specific recommendations. Some mistakes are quite trivial, but some others can be painful for your website. The addition of several minor errors can really slow down your final product. That’s why you should always think about performance upstream and during the development step.

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Optimize your website: what should you challenge?

In this blog, the  “Best Practices” category will contain discussions about tips and rules for a faster and better website. But first, what does website optimization mean? That’s a very huge topic. Here are some key figures on the websites performance optimization:

A load time increased of 400 milliseconds resulted in a loss of 9% of Yahoo’s traffic.

source: http://fr.slideshare.net/stoyan/yslow-20-presentation

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