We are always looking to ensure all our client’s websites run quickly, smoothly and have a good conversion.
According to Yahoo, 80% of a web page’s load time is spent downloading the different pieces/ parts of the page ie. images, stylesheets, scripts. An HTTP request is made for each one of these elements, so the more on-page components, the longer it takes the page to render.
That being said, the quickest way to improve site is to simplify your design.
It is important to:
- Use CSS instead of images whenever possible
- Combine multiple style sheets into one
- Test and make sure the mobile responsiveness is quick and efficient
A very important aspect to the speed of the website is also the server. We always recommend really looking into which server suits your WordPress website the best. Mostly all our clients hosts directly with us since we manage the server.
Upon completion of the website, we do do full testing to ensure the load speed is efficient for your clients to access your website. Another good tip is to optimize your website images and make sure they are not too large. Large images can cause a delay in load speed.
The bottom line is that most of the tips to implement a greater load speed are easy to implement but there are a few advanced tactics that can be implemented as well. Contact us together for further information and guidance.