A new performance metric has come on the scene that is less about measuring the actual time it takes for an entire page to load and more about measuring how long it takes for the page to deliver the experience the website visitor is seeking. Time to Interact (TTI) pinpoints the most critical moment in a page load—the moment the page’s primary interactive content is displayed and becomes interactive –from the end user’s perspective. Proponents say this is the new metric to watch because users do not need to wait until the entire page loads to begin to interact with the site. Ideally their experience with a website using TTI as an indicator would be better than using TTL (Time to Load).
Not much progress in supporting image formats has been made since the standard JPEG, GIF and PNG formats were brought to market more than 15 years ago. The reason is simple: Supporting new image formats across different browser types is hard. However, two new image formats have come on the scene in the last few years and have recently started to gain traction as a way to optimize images: WebP (put forth by Google) and JPEG XR (backed by Microsoft).
DNS Monitoring Functionality and Feature Updates. The first of several functionality and feature updates for 2014 have been made to Dotcom-Monitor.
The web is trending bigger in absolute terms of size, requests and content. User expectations are, however, trending in equal measure towards faster speeds.
December 31, 2013 – Dotcom-Monitor has been tracking a Bluehost outage, first detected Tuesday afternoon at approximately 12:30pm CST. Dotcom-Monitor’s worldwide network has detected a consistent outage from all 20 global monitoring locations.