Posts Tagged ‘Browsers’

Ways to Optimize Your Website Speed


Website speed has been an under-estimated ranking factor for some time, and continues to be so even now. However, with Google campaigning for a faster internet, it makes sense that the search engine considers page loading speeds when analysing any site.

Slow websites can be an exasperating experience. In fact, many will be put off by such an inconvenience to the extent that they will likely take their business elsewhere in such cases. Not only does a lack of haste create fury amongst users, it is also a contributor to reduced conversion rates, and lower traffic levels.

For these reasons, it is vital for any web designer to ensure that what can be done should be done to speed up the proceedings on their site. The obvious irritation felt when encountering a lethargic website should be enough for site developers to address the situation, but with the knowledge that Google consider this aspect when ranking websites, webmasters have this as an added incentive for site activity acceleration.

Although not deemed to be as influential as, say, the updated content or relevance of back links within a site, the speed factor could provide the edge with which you will leave competitors eating your dust in the race for pole position.

In order to achieve a faster loading time, there are several amendments which can be made. Firstly, ensure that any given page is not overloaded with content. Common sense dictates that the greater the page size, the longer it will take for said page to load.

In terms of images, make sure that they take up as little space as is needed; by cropping the image prior to uploading it onto a site, one can ensure that amount of data is not excessive for the required effect.

Technically, the opportunity to monitor your site via Google Analytics is highly beneficial. By keeping track of traffic levels and visitor activity within your site, it is possible to determine the general performance of your web pages. This is an ideal way to check that your SEO web design techniques are performing to their optimum levels.

Another advantageous alteration to consider is the caching of certain data. Content which is a staple part of your site, and which will change rarely, if at all, can be cached in order to reduce loading time. When a piece of information is cached, the browser need only refer to the data rather than downloading it every time a page is opened. This leads to a reduction of HTTP requests which in turn results in a reduced load time.

With many plug-ins available to help you monitor the speed of your website such as Firebug’s Page Speed feature, or the Speed Tracer application, you are not alone in carrying out such optimizations.

Please read the detailed pdf for “Best Practice to optimized your website

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IE nightmare will over soon !


Source http://www.w3schools.com/browsers/default.asp

Now we are at the over mid of the year, and In year 2010 following is the interesting data for end users.

Number of users for “Internet Explorer” are dramatically reducing.  Surprisingly there are 7.2% of people are still using IE6.

(IE 6 is very venerable and has high risk of getting attacked by latest Malwares and Browsers Hackers)

Browser Statistics

2010 IE8 IE7 IE6 Firefox Chrome Safari Opera
July 15.6% 7.6% 7.2% 46.4% 16.7% 3.4% 2.3%
June 15.7% 8.1% 7.2% 46.6% 15.9% 3.6% 2.1%
May 16.0% 9.1% 7.1% 46.9% 14.5% 3.5% 2.2%
April 16.2% 9.3% 7.9% 46.4% 13.6% 3.7% 2.2%
March 15.3% 10.7% 8.9% 46.2% 12.3% 3.7% 2.2%
February 14.7% 11.0% 9.6% 46.5% 11.6% 3.8% 2.1%
January 14.3% 11.7% 10.2% 46.3% 10.8% 3.7% 2.2%

Internet Explorer Version Statistics

The following table is a breakdown of the Internet Explorer numbers from our Browsers Statistics:

2010 Total IE 8 IE 7 IE 6
July 30.4 % 15.6 % 7.6 % 7.2 %
June 31.0 % 15.7 % 8.1 % 7.2 %
May 32.2 % 16.0 % 9.1 % 7.1 %
April 33.4 % 16.2 % 9.3 % 7.9 %
March 34.9 % 15.3 % 10.7 % 8.9 %
February 35.3 % 14.7 % 11.0 % 9.6 %
January 36.2 % 14.3 % 11.7 % 10.2 %

 

This is really very good sign for “HTML Designers” and “Web Developers”. Industry is wasting time and revenue on fixing IE issues. It was a really “Nightmare” for the HTML Designers to fix layout in different different versions of Internet Explorer.

This year people are started using HTML 5 and CSS 3. There is very limited support for HTML 5 and CSS 3 in IE6… IE7 and IE8. The new version of IE i.e. IE9 has a HTML 5 / CSS 3 Support.

Though Google has been intimidating its users for long to stop using IE6, it finally declared to set its foot down, saying:

“In order to continue to improve our products and deliver more sophisticated features and performance, we are harnessing some of the latest improvements in web browser technology.  This includes faster JavaScript processing and new standards like HTML5.  As a result, over the course of 2010, we will be phasing out support for Microsoft Internet Explorer 6.0 as well as other older browsers that are not supported by their own manufacturers. Later in 2010, we will start to phase out support for these browsers for Google Mail and Google Calendar.”

So lets hope for best and by the end of the year we will really FREE from this IE Nightmare!