Recently I had the opportunity and pleasure to go to UX Ireland, a conference in Trinity College focused on designing user experience. As someone interested in making websites better for everyone, and actively studying techniques for designing user interfaces that people love, it seemed a good idea.
At Annertech, there are three things we take very seriously: website/server security, accessibility, and website load times/performance. This article will look at website performance with metrics from recent work we completed for Oxfam Ireland.
We use a suite of tools for performance testing. Some of these include Apache Benchmark, Yahoo's YSlow, and Google's PageSpeed Insights. Our favourite at the moment is NewRelic, though this does come at a cost.
This year Age Action was chosen as Christmas FM's charity for 2014, and Annertech was on-hand to help them prepare for the big campaign and get as much benefit as possible from it.