Ways to Improve Your Website’s Performance

In this age of high customer service expectations, same-day delivery, and instant updates, website visitors are less patient to wait for your site to download. Web download speeds and overall performance are an evolving science, and record shows that as little as milliseconds can make a massive difference in customer’s behaviors and impact sales conversions. 

At Byte Technology, we provide various services that when put together, will improve the overall performance of your website, thereby, increasing revenue. 

One key thing to keep in mind is that quick sites come with certain sacrifices. You will decide what makes up the core of your user experience. You want to provide the quickest, most optimal, and excellent user experience to your customers. To help you achieve all of these, we have highlighted four key tactics to enhance your website. 

1. Reduce the size of your images

HTTP Archive reported that sixty-one percent of the weight on a desktop computer is images. You want to ensure that your images have the appropriate sizes. 

  • New image formats like JPEG XR and WebP can equally help you reduce your image’s weight by twenty percent even up to fifty percent without affecting the quality.
  • Reduce the original size of the image using any editor of your choice.
  • Add images into CSS Sprites. This technique combines frequently used images into one image file, thus reducing the number of HTTP demands needed to download the web page. 
  • Set the properties of an image container with maximum width not to exceed ninety percent of boundary width.

2. Cache as often as you can

Web caching is a procedure for the storage of web pages temporarily to reduce bandwidth and increase performance. When a visitor reaches your website, the version of the cache will be served up. An exception of this is when it has changed since the previous cache. This protects server time and allows web pages to download faster. You want to ensure that this feature is enabled on your device. 

3. Try a Content Delivery Network (CDN)

A CDN is a system that delivers websites and other website content using distributed servers. For the most part, it is a way of taking the static files of a website, like JavaScript, images, and CSS, and delivering them via website servers nearer to the user’s physical location. Closer proximity equals quicker load time.

4. Decrease the number of HTTP demands

HTTP is a response/request protocol used by a browser to pick files from website servers. You can use POST or GET method. Read here to learn. 

At Byte Technology, we build stable and fast websites that provide a secure digital experience. With us, you can have full peace of mind that you are increasing conversions to your website, and your website is engaging customers. Contact us today and relax. We’ve got it covered. 

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