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March 11, 2013

Increase the amount of site speed data in Google Analytics

Out of the box, Google Analytics only records the navigation timing information for about 1% of page views.

Unless you’ve got a relatively big and busy site that generates over 10,000 “hits” to Google Analytics per day, then you will want to increase that sample rate and record as much page load speed information as possible into GA.

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April 10, 2012

Measuring page load time in IE8, Opera and Safari

The W3C navigation timing API which makes available lots of lovely page performance metrics. The API has been implemented in Chrome 6, Firefox 7 and Internet Explorer 9 (and all subsequent versions of course). It’s even made it into the Android browser for Ice Cream Sandwich.

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September 24, 2010

Using Amazon S3 as a photobucket

This week free image hosting service Tinypic closed it’s doors without warning to “international images”. A day later it’s back up again after a user revolt, and a number of posts have offered fixes and alternatives. It has though highlighted once again the risks of third-party images hosting services like TinyPic and Photobucket. Time find an alternative solution.

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