August 2015

Each year at AlbanyWeb we undertake our own Annual Website Health Check, where we take a hard look at various aspects of our performance, and select a particular project for improvement.  Lately we have been thinking we could make some improvements on the speed at which our websites load, and so made this our project for this year's check.  They were pretty good, but we wanted them to be really good - so we took a good hard look at ourselves.

Over the summer we went through some benchmark testing, using a variety of tools to ensure that our results were consistent.  These included popular and useful tools such as Yahoo's YSlow, and tools at GTmetrix.  Our scores on these tools were pretty good, but we identified a few areas for improvement, both on the way we build our websites and deeper into the way our servers respond. 

The results...