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Tuesday, June 14, 2022

The Journey Continues

Note: SpeedFactor has been merged into WordPress Lighthouse. I’m proud to say that in the past year I’ve merged lots…

Tuesday, October 20, 2020

How Many Assets Should a Website Have?

How Many JavaScript Files Should a Website Have? A maximum of four. And I would still argue that is too…

Monday, April 26, 2021

Why Is Web Page Size Important?

As of 2021, web page size is the most important factor to measure as the bigger a page is, the…

Friday, January 31, 2020

Plugins Slow Down Your WordPress Site

“There’s a plugin for that” is a long-time notion in the global WordPress community. It’s a very positive example of…

Thursday, March 3, 2022

10 PHP functions and code snippets to work with dates

Get current time, formatted This is a super basic function, takes no parameters and returns the current date. Format a…

Friday, January 10, 2020

SpeedFactor Summary: January 10, 2020

This update is related more to the account admin than to actual SpeedFactor features. I have implemented PayPal and tweaked…

Sunday, December 1, 2019

How to Improve DNS Lookup Time

There are two major issues when it comes to DNS lookup times: 1. Number of external requests A complex website…

Tuesday, November 3, 2020

SpeedFactor Summary: November 27, 2019

After careful consideration and research of other similar tools and/or alternatives, I have decided to adjust the prices accordingly, prior…

Tuesday, January 19, 2021

I need your help with SpeedFactor!

It’s been over 2 months since I launched SpeedFactor. And over these months, I have made a lot of progress.…

Tuesday, January 19, 2021

SpeedFactor Summary: November 23, 2019

What started as a random experiment and an attempt to replicate the Google Lighthouse audit has turned into a complex…

Thursday, November 7, 2019

SpeedFactor Summary: November 7, 2019

Here’s the latest updates, changes and additions to SpeedFactor: Security Added server exposure checks for HTTP headers (Powered By and…

Monday, November 4, 2019

SpeedFactor Summary: November 4, 2019

I’ll lay out some of the plans for the final version, which is going live on December 1st. SpeedFactor Development…