Website Performance Monitoring: 5 reasons why you should use synthetic monitoring

Regarding website monitoring, 2 approaches coexist – without competing: Real User Monitoring, based on real users browsing, and Synthetic Monitoring that emulates users visits. Let’s focus on the specific benefits brought by this second approach. Continue reading Website Performance Monitoring: 5 reasons why you should use synthetic monitoring

Secure your cookies to the next level with SameSite attribute

After reading our last article about how to secure your cookies, you may (should?) already be using Secure and HttpOnly flags. As a reminder, ‘Secure’ allows to prevent a cookie to be sent on a non-secure web page, whereas ‘HttpOnly’ prevents any client-side usage of a given cookie.
It is now time to take your website security to the next level with one more attribute for your cookies! Let’s talk about SameSite instruction, allowing to prevent Cross-Site Request Forgery (CSRF) attacks and Cross-Site Script Inclusion (XSSI). Continue reading Secure your cookies to the next level with SameSite attribute

Performance and security of target=_blank links with rel=noopener

About one year ago, we were announcing an update of the quality checkpoints of our website analysis service. This update was including a new best practice related to hypertext links opening in a new window or tab by using target="_blank" attribute.
Joining Google Chrome, the latest Firefox version now supports the rel="noopener" attribute, which was one of our advised solutions. The right time for us to have a look back on this recommendation we have brought not only for better security but also for web performance. Continue reading Performance and security of target=_blank links with rel=noopener

Website Speed: 49 Luxury Brands Tested in China

The Chinese web is a highly coveted market for all brands of luxury goods from around the world. But it is also a difficult sector for investments – with its limited access conditions as well as its famous Great Firewall. How do these brands manage to deal with these technical handicaps? Using its Chinese probes, Dareboost tested the web performance of 49 of these prestigious brands.  Continue reading Website Speed: 49 Luxury Brands Tested in China

Website analysis: new checkpoints on Dareboost

UPDATE: New checkpoints described in this post are now available on dareboost.com!

On February 2nd, checkpoints applied to our website quality test tool will be updated. New checkpoints, impacts on the Dareboost score… Here is a detailed review of this update to come, so that you could anticipate it and avoid any drop of your own score! Continue reading Website analysis: new checkpoints on Dareboost

Website speed test & monitoring: Dareboost 2016 retrospective

Hello 2017, goodbye 2016! The Dareboost team wishes you all the best for this new year: success in your business and projects with, naturally, highest web performance for your pages! More than ever, Dareboost is the ultimate tool to help you improving your websites speed and quality. Here is a 2016 retrospective of the major evolutions concerning our service: you may enjoy (re)discovering some of them! Continue reading Website speed test & monitoring: Dareboost 2016 retrospective