January 14, 2021 — This presentation provides a walk-through for a freelance developer or DIY site owner, for measuring page performance. It covers testing pages with easily available tools, and explains how to make sense of test results.
September 30, 2020 — If you’ve never gotten a call about a slow site, can you really say you’re building websites ? This talk steps-through real WordPress examples and suggests how we can speed up our websites.
January 28, 2019 — There are many tools that help us understand and improve the state of web performance on our WordPress sites. But it’s not always obvious which tool is right for the job and how to use it. When would I use “field” data from real users? What is my “lab” testing tool trying to tell me? In this workshop, we will examine the landscape of tools at our disposal: WebPageTest, HTTP Archive, Google Analytics, and the Chrome User Experience Report. We will use these tools and real world examples to better understand how slow a website is, what is causing it, and how to fix it.