Recently Google has set the bar a lot higher with the tool PageSpeed Insights. Websites that previously achieved a reasonable or high score dropped significantly in score. Google clearly found it time to increase the pressure on website builders. A challenge that we gladly accepted.
To be able to load files faster we have, among other things:
Images are automatically scaled to the ideal size. This is done by the front-end editor. You do not have to do anything yourself.
There is a lot of extra information in images that you do not immediately see. For example where the image was made, under what circumstances, with which camera settings. To make the files as small as possible, all this information is removed from the files.
Images and files are automatically compressed on the server. As soon as they are viewed by a visitor, the files are unpacked by his / her browser. For example, the files that the visitor has to download are much smaller. This can lead to a 90% smaller image!
When you visit a page for the second time, you have already downloaded the images and files that belong to it. You do not have to do this again, unless the images or files have changed.
To see if the images have changed, your browser uses the information for that image. It shows how long the image is (probably) not changed. With our latest update we announce that images will never be changed again. Then you never have to download them again. A lot faster!
Are you adjusting the design of your page? Then we automatically put a new image down. In spite of the cache, your change nevertheless be seen by all visitors.
To achieve this we have applied all the technical tricks we could find. The main improvements are to prevent unnecessary code execution and to remember the result of code that has already been executed so that it does not have to be executed again.
The results are impressive. Most pages now load within 200 milliseconds. The speed remains dependent on the complexity of the page. But an ordinary page, news article or blog falls under that limit.
As a website becomes more extensive, more files and delaying codes sneak in. Fine if they are necessary, but that is not always the case. Unfortunately this was also the case with our websites. That is why we have added a series of checks that ensure that files are loaded only on pages where they are really needed.
Nice story, but what's it to me? Very simple: if you already have a Webanizr site you do not have to do anything. Get the website through the google speed test and research the results:
Do you not have a website in Webanizr yet, but would you also want to achieve such scores? Then start a website in Webanizr or switch. Or try it for free: