19 Things You Can Do to Make Your Site Faster for Mobile Users [WHITEPAPER]
The launch of the new iPad is an excellent reminder that the mobile web -- once a fringe concern for site owners -- is crowding onto the center stage.
But with the mobile web comes a whole new set of challenges for site owners who care about delivering a speedy experience to their visitors: spotty (or throttled) networks, lower bandwidth, higher latency, smaller memories, and lower processing power.
While the new iPad boasts a more powerful processor than its predecessors, this only slightly mitigates these challenges. A further challenge: iPad users expect sites to perform as fast on their tablets as they do on their desktops.
Our recent whitepaper -- Mobile Site Optimization: 19 things you can do to make your site faster for mobile users -- summarizes the case for mobile optimization, describes the unique performance challenges posed by mobile devices, and provides an overview of strategies and tactics you can use to speed up your site for mobile users.
In this whitepaper, you'll learn why and how to:
- Consolidate resources
- Use browser caching and localStorage
- Embed resources in HTML for first-time use
- Use HTML5 server-sent events
- Eliminate redirects
- Compress and minify page resources
- Resize images
- Simplify pages with HTML5 and CSS 3.0
- Use idle time to preload resources
- Defer loading and executing non-essential scripts
- Adapt to the type of network connection
- Replace click events with touch events
- Support the SPDY protocol
- And several more mobile-specific performance techniques
Download the free whitepaper: Mobile Site Optimization: 19 things you can do to make your site faster for mobile users