We were meeting with a perspective client today and were discussing what impacts website load speed. There’s quite a battle going on on the Internet right now: Visitors are demanding rich visual experiences – even on higher-pixel retina displays. This is driving larger images and higher resolutions which are bloating image sizes. Search engines are demanding ultra fast pages that have great supporting text. This means valuable bytes are being spent on text, not images.
It’s always hard to listen to someone selling their products or services tell you that you have to buy their product or service in order to make more money. With the Internet, it’s simply true, though. Fast sites, good tools, great design and a little bit of consulting can truly make or break a company online. The Cost of Poor Web Performance, a SmartBear infographic, highlights the brutal consequences of less-than-awesome load times and poor