Big news about the Oxygen website design this week — Colin is just about ready to launch the website template, and should have it in the catalog (https://www.i3dthemes.com/) by the end of next week. He’ll continue work on the WordPress theme after that.
In the code lab, I’ve been focusing on Server Response time, and improving that within our Pegasaas Accelerator WordPress plugin (https://pegasaas.com/).
But while I was talking to Colin this week, I realized that there is this hidden metric about your visitors that most people could be completely unaware of, that if they only knew about it and just sped up their website, they could have more visitors.
It’s been a big week for new developments in the web design word. Bootstrap and Font Awesome both officially released their latest versions — both of them focused on faster and better load and rendering for mobile devices.
This week, we were benchmarking the server-response time for a client’s website. To do that, we used a third party service. To find the third party service, we googled “website speed test” and clicked on the first link.
Unfortunately, that link wouldn’t load. Or rather, I was too impatient to wait for it to load.
So I went elsewhere and used a different service.
Let this be a lesson: if your website is too slow, your visitors (and potential customers) will go elsewhere.
To speed up your WordPress website, check out https://pegasaas.com
If you’re running a traditional website, check out the Numo Accelerator website plugin from us at i3dTHEMES: https://www.i3dthemes.com/accelerator/