How JavaScript impacts page loading speed on mobile

The effect of JavaScript on mobile web performance is twofold. One, it is the second largest contributor to webpage weight, behind images , thereby increasing download time; and two, once downloaded, the browser then needs to run the script, which can delay the downloading/rendering of other (perhaps more important) assets on the page. JavaScript (aka scripts or JS) is one of the triumvirate of technologies that make web pages (and web apps) work.

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Meeker’s Report on the state of advertising and trends to watch out for

Mary Meeker’s Internet Trends Report 2017, one of the most-anticipated annual events in the world of digital, was released a few weeks ago.  The 355-slide report covers the major shifts we are currently seeing in the internet and the digital economy, and is considered something of a barometer for the state of digital across the globe, as well as a forecast for what is likely to come. Some notable sections have focused on the rise of interactive gaming in all its forms and what that means for digital, the evolution of customer support in social media, and the state of the internet in China and India. Meeker also focused a 69-page section on developments in online advertising and commerce, examining the pervading trends and what they mean for the industry.

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How to optimize images for mobile: Implementing light, responsive, correctly formatted images

The mobile web has a weight problem. Too many mobile sites are slow to load, and bloated with unnecessary bells and whistles, leading to a poor user experience

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How to optimize images for mobile: Implementing light, responsive, correctly formatted images

Progressive Web Apps versus Android Instant Apps: Which is better for marketers?

Much has been made of the fight between mobile apps and the mobile web , but the line between the two is no longer as clear-cut as it used to be. Broadly speaking, a mobile-friendly or mobile-responsive website is less costly and time-consuming to develop than a native mobile app, and tends to attract a wider audience – it’s quick to access, with no downloading or storage required.

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Progressive Web Apps versus Android Instant Apps: Which is better for marketers?

How to reduce the impact of images on your mobile site speed

Images are the main culprit for causing oversized web pages (average size 2.2MB) that can perform slowly on mobile devices. Last week, we looked at how to optimize your mobile site speed  and test for issues that might be slowing your site down. With Google placing more and more emphasis on mobile site speed and user experience in order to achieve a good ranking, discovering issues with your mobile site speed is critical

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Top 4 mistakes ecommerce marketers are still making

The digital ink spilled over ecommerce and product remarketing best practices is pretty prolific, but we still frequently see major opportunities being missed when we take over new client accounts.

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Top 4 mistakes ecommerce marketers are still making

Accelerated Mobile Pages vs Facebook Instant Articles: Is Google winning the mobile war?

Articles published with Accelerated Mobile Pages (AMP) load four times faster than standard mobile pages with a 35% improvement in engagement time, according to new research from Chartbeat . Facebook Instant Articles (FIA), a key competitor to Google’s AMP product, load faster than AMP.

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Accelerated Mobile Pages vs Facebook Instant Articles: Is Google winning the mobile war?