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10 Excellent Web Performance Optimization Blogs

Web performance is an important factor to consider when developing sites because user experience and usability are strongly tied to the speed of page loads.

The blogs discussed in this article are great sources of news, tips and tutorials on the subject of building fast sites.

At the end of this article, there’s a download link for an OPML file containing all the RSS feeds of the blogs covered in this article in case you’d like to add them to your feed reader.

1. High Scalability

High Scalability blog

High Scalability publishes articles about the techniques and technologies involved in producing high-performance sites. Check out the case studies of YouTube, Google, PlentyOfFish and other high-traffic websites to discover insights and strategies for building resilient sites.

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2. Web Performance Today

Web Performance Today blog

This blog by Tammy Everts and Kent Alstad covers web performance news, tips and information. The articles in this blog are easy to read and information-packed.

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3. High Performance Web Sites

High Performance Web Sites - Steve Souders blog

Steve Souders, considered by many as a leader and pioneer in the front-end web performance field, runs a personal blog called High Performance Web Sites where he regularly writes about HTML, CSS, JavaScript and web-page-resource performance. For those seeking a gentle introduction to the field of front-end performance optimization, a must-read on Steve Souders’s blog is the 14 Rules for Faster-Loading Web Sites.

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4. About:Performance

About:Performance - Dynatrace blog

The company blog of Dynatrace has a large variety of web-performance-related content. Their blog shares tips and best practices for creating and maintaining high-performing sites and apps. Their piece on performance metrics other than response times is very enlightening.

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5. Ilya Grigorik’s Blog

Ilya Grigorik's Blog

The personal blog of web performance engineer Ilya Grigorik has a ton of posts on network performance. Other topics such as front-end performance are also covered on this blog. Ilya Grigorik’s post on choosing web fonts for optimal performance is a great read, and provides excellent insights on how browsers render web fonts.

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6. Catchpoint’s Blog

Catchpoint's Blog

Catchpoint, a performance monitoring service, has a company blog that publishes articles on a wide array of topics related to web performance optimization, from articles about improving mobile web performance to putting your website on a weight loss program.

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7. Zoompf Web Performance Blog

Zoompf Web Performance Blog

Zoompf’s web performance blog covers industry news and best practices for making websites fast. This is a blog where you can learn things such how to implement HTTP/2 or how to perform a mobile performance audit.

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8. HttpWatch Blog

HttpWatch Blog

HttpWatch has an excellent company blog where they post news, articles and tips regarding web performance optimization. Be sure to check out their performance comparison of HTTP vs. SPDY and HTTP/2.

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9. Speed Tweak of the Week

Speed Tweak of the Week

Speed Tweak of the Week is a weekly online publication that offers news, tips and tutorials, mostly focused on front-end web performance optimization. This publication has been at it since 2003.

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10. Planet Performance

Planet Performance - Stoyan Stefanov's blog

Stoyan Stefanov’s blog, Planet Performance, has a rich collection of posts about web performance. Don’t miss the Performance Calendar archives, an annual collection of web performance optimization articles.

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Get a Daily Dose of Web Performance Optimization Articles

Grab the OPML file below if you would like to import these blog feeds into your RSS reader.

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Also, check out my wpo-links repository on GitHub to find more web performance optimization links.

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About the Author

Jacob Gube is the founder of Six Revisions. He’s a front-end developer. Connect with him on Twitter and Facebook.

This was published on Mar 11, 2015

5 Comments

This is so great! Thank you for sharing, these are really great sites. I’m all about anything UI related so anything that can help be improve personally and professionally.

allen wu Mar 12 2015

This is so great!Thank you for sharing

Very interesting. I’ll look these sites.

brian piercy Mar 13 2015

Wow… first-time reader of this site. This is a gem of a resource. Big ups.

Cathy Mayhue Mar 14 2015

Hi Jacob, nice bunch of websites, seeming to cover every aspect of website improvement to make them faster and more SEO friendly. It would be fun to go through all of them.

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