- Why is performance important?
- SharePoint out of the box performance boosters
- Track bottlenecks while using the SharePoint Developer Dashboard
- Track bottlenecks while using firebug
- Track bottlenecks while using Ants Performance Profiler
- SharePoint API considerations and best practices
Why is performance important?
The success of the web performance movement shows that there is increasing interest and value in fast websites. That faster websites lead to more revenue and reduced costs is a well proven fact today. So being exceptionally fast is becoming the dogma for developing (SharePoint) web applications and solutions.
As we want to be exceptionally fast this means that our pages have to load in less than two seconds (based on forrester research) to exceed user expectations. If we want to apply this rule of thumb, we need to ask ourselves:
How can we improve the performance of our SharePoint sites?
A blog post called “The Importance of Website Performance” by Louis Lazaris contains a very nice summary of very good articles about why web site speed matters:
- Speed Is A Killer – Why Decreasing Page Load Time Can Drastically Increase Conversions
Sherice Jacob, KISSmetrics(May 10, 2011)
- Page load time – the online business killer
David Mercer, Business Insider (May 24, 2011)
- Google’s Marissa Mayer: Speed wins
Dan Farber, ZDNet(November 9, 2006)
- Page Load Times vs Conversion Rates
Gabriel Svennerberg, In usability we trust(December 18, 2008)
- Speed Matters
Jake Brutlag, Google Research Blog(June 23, 2009)
I hope this series can assist you while improving the performance of your SharePoint solutions!
Idea’s and comment are more than welcome,
Hope it helps!