If you used the internet in the early 2000s, (or maybe even in some rural areas today) you probably dealt with the torturous pain of dial-up connections, because website development wasn't what it is today. Videos were few and far between with low resolution, email was futuristic, and a phone call could ruin everything. But worst of all was how long it took to load pages and download files. Sometimes hours.
A 20-second load time might have been acceptable in 2002, but move that 2 over a few spots, and now a 2-second load time is pushing it as we approach 2020. In fact, go 2 seconds more, and over half of users will abandon you for someone else.
3 seconds. That’s all you have.
What determines page speed?
An important part of website development is knowing which resources to include on your page, and where to put them. A good website developer knows all the tricks like how to reorder load sequences so that even if it takes a bit to load, the user never notices.
What are some more of these so-called tricks?
Speeding up websites is more than just convenient. It also affects your SEO, your placement in Google Searches. So what do developers use to speed up a page?
The good news is that all of our websites are open and accessible and can be easily changed. And we have a developer that knows what those words mean and what to do about them. Page load metrics are studied carefully before taking a site live for the rest of the world to see, and only when it falls below the 3-second mark will we launch it so that your website won’t be abandoned like dial-up.