9 Deadly Mistakes that Make Sites Slow

Slow websites influence bounce rates, conversion rates, and even your search engine rankings. That said, I’m surprised by the number of sites that are still gruelingly slow. Adam showed me a site today hosted on GoDaddy that was taking in excess of 10 seconds to load. That poor person thinks they’re saving a couple bucks on hosting… instead they’re losing tons of money because prospective clients are bailing on them. We’ve grown our readership quite

How We Cut Our Page Load Time by 10 Seconds

Speed and social just don’t seem to work together when it comes to a great website. We migrated our site to Flywheel (affiliate link) and it vastly improved the performance and stability of our site. But our site design – with a fat footer that promoted our social activity on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and on our Podcast – slowed our site down to a crawl. It was bad. While a great page loads in 2

Tracking Tab Views in Google Analytics

The Yahoo User Interface Library has a simple tab control that allows you to publish a single page with the content parsed into multiple tabs. The control works through the use of a bulleted list and specifically marked divs. It’s quite simple to implement (attach the Javascript), form the HTML properly and you’re up and running. However, this type of control can be deceitful when it comes to viewing your analytics and who’s viewing what.

Javascript back in the game

I remember when folks were talking about the demise of Javascript. Many browsers will allow you to block it’s settings due to malicious scripts. However, Javascript is now back on the rise. For non-techies… There are two means of website programming working: Server-side and Client-side. An example of server-side scripting is when you submit your order, your information is posted to the server, and then a new page comes up that is produced by the