Insights and advice for improving web performance.

AV1 Image File Format (AVIF)

AV1 Image File Format (AVIF)

The major application for high quality compression of photos is Internet speed. While bandwidth does continue to increase each year, so does the quality and size of most Internet media. What that means is that even though data can be transferred more quickly, the need for compressing media into smaller files without losing visual quality has not gone away. In fact, the need for an effective compressing tool may have even grown.

October 17, 2019 Read more
QUIC - Faster Content Delivery on Layer 4

QUIC - Faster Content Delivery on Layer 4

After HTTP/2, the next come up is QUIC, a new transport network protocol. At the beginning this protocol was designed by Jim Roskind at Google. It was publicly released in 2013 after the implementation and experimentation in 2012. Originally being an acronym for Quick UDP Internet Connections, the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) has stated it's the name of the protocol and not an acronym. Google has been working for quite some time to speed up network protocols in order to optimize network response times.

October 3, 2019 Read more

Optimize Images for Web

When it comes to marketing your website, there are a lot of different aspects to consider, such as speed, SEO, conversation rates, bounce rate, and many others. We normally focus solely on the performance aspect, but today we want to dive into additional ways you can optimize images for the web. The file size of your images of course is very important, but SEO and social media also play an important part in helping your website perform and convert better.

September 12, 2019 Read more

Google PageSpeed Insights - Scoring 100/100 with WordPress

Running speed tests with tools like Google PageSpeed Insights, WebPageTest, or KeyCDN's Website Speed Test are always a good way to help gauge your website's performance. While these metrics can be very helpful it is also important to keep this data in perspective. While they can provide valuable information to help optimize your website, don't forget about perceived performance, specifically the user's experience. With that being said, see how we easily achieved a 100/100 score with WordPress and Google PageSpeed Insights.

August 29, 2019 Read more

Performance Testing - Tools, Steps, and Best Practices

Web performance is a broad subject, and you'll find no shortage of performance testing tips and tutorials all over the web. Before you begin tuning your website or application, you must first figure out which metrics matter most to your users and establish some achievable benchmarks. What is performance testing? In the context of web development, performance testing entails using software tools to simulate how an application runs under specific circumstances.

August 15, 2019 Read more

Responsive Images - Serve Scaled Images

Responsive image techniques, such as the srcset, sizes, and media HTML attributes, allow different scaled images to be delivered based on the size and resolution of the accessing device. This allows you to further optimize your image delivery to improve the overall performance of your website or application. Instead of taking a single image and only making it responsive with CSS, which is then delivered to all devices, you can deliver completely different images based on the requesting device.

August 8, 2019 Read more

Image CDN - Speed up the Delivery of Your Most Important Asset

Images are an integral part of the web today and are used in all sorts of different ways. They say a picture is worth a thousand words. Well, that is probably true, as long as they don't slow down your website to the point where you are losing visitors. When it comes to optimizing your website, images are generally the most important asset you should spend time on figuring out how to reduce in size and deliver in a more efficient way.

July 11, 2019 Read more

6 Proven Ways to Improve Your Ecommerce Conversion Rate

The world of ecommerce continues to grow year by year. As consumers want to purchase items from the comfort of their own home and have them delivered in a timely manner, the opportunities in ecommerce are ever-expanding. However, in 2019, the expectation for a good user experience is now higher than ever. Customer want to know they can trust the website they are buying from, they want to access the website fast, and they want a great offer.

June 20, 2019 Read more

KeyCDN Launches WebP Caching

WebP has become a popular image format. Therefore, we've developed a solution to even better integrate WebP into our service. We're happy to announce that WebP caching has landed! The new feature integrates into the existing CDN and is available to all customers. We offer both a one click solution with no change required on your origin server as well as an approach where you can deliver the WebP assets from your origin server.

June 6, 2019 Read more

KeyCDN Launches Image Processing

We're thrilled to announce that we've added the Image Processing feature! This new feature is available to all customers, is fully integrated into our existing network, and allows comprehensive on the fly image transformation and optimization. Images can now be altered in real time with simple query parameters and will then be delivered by our CDN. It's no longer necessary to store several variations of the same image on your server.

May 14, 2019 Read more
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