Knowledge and cases

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    Why your Wordpress site is not accessible

    Some (WP) agencies are really into accessibility. However, when you do support accessibility as a developer, but not really pay close attention, there is a big chance you are unknowingly building inaccessible Wordpress websites for your clients.

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    7 steps for building web accessible hamburger menu's

    Accessibility is like privacy: it often isn't the core business of a company. Even menu's become the victim. As a results, some might never be able to reach or interact with your main navigation.

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    WCAG 2.1 translated by Accessibility Foundation

    Being a recommendation since June 5th, 2018, the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.1 got translated to Dutch and published by Accessibility Foundation.

    • ± 8 minutes

    Does 5G make my sitespeed issues go away?

    Recently, when discussing pagespeed optimizations within a platform migration, I was asked if fiber internet or 5G will make sitespeed issues go away, or just making it worse.

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    How faster internet resulted in slower sites and webshops

    During the years 2011 through 2019, 4g coverage spread from 5% to 79% of the world. During that same time period, the median average JavaScript transfer size to mobile devices increased by 611%, from 52kb to 372.9 KB.

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    Preloading with care

    Resource hints or preloading is hot, I see it more and more in an attempt to (allegedly) improve website/shop performance, by preloading some assets.

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    Fast, accessible and data-saving websites

    Although most of my work is pagespeed-related, I also like to address web accessibility and carbon emission when doing R&D for our website-producing CMS.

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    Encrypting DNS query bad for performance?

    DNS over HTTPS, Mozilla and Chrome already started experimenting with this a while back, to encrypt the last part of web traffic that isn't secure yet by default. But what really is the impact on privacy, security, as well as performance?

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    Slides of Tweakers frontend performance talk

    Last Thursday, I spoke at the sold out Tweakers Developers Summit. I talked about performance with a bit of conversion/UX/SEO/AMP and PWA.

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    CSS Critical Path in Magento 1

    Last Thursday, January 16th, I joined TJ Gamble's livestream to answer some PageSpeed related questions. Critical CSS was one of the subjects. Just before the livestream, I published a code snippet to auto-enable CSS critical Path within Magento 1.

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    PWA, the untold story impacting your conversion

    Progressive Web Apps have quite some advantages. The biggest one being a web-product with a native-like feeling. But it is also fast and mobile first, or rather should be. This is the untold story about PWA, impacting your conversion.

    • ± 8 minutes

    Chromium: badge of shame for slow loading websites?

    Twitter exploded when Chromium announced it. Chromium is describing it as "Moving towards a faster web", which is a clear signal towards digital agencies and other websites builders. What to expect?

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    What Google didn't tell you at Magento Live

    Have you been to Magento Live in Amsterdam and did you speak the Google PageSpeed crew about your pagespeed score? I already heard some e-commerce owners, the Google PageSpeed crew might have given you some wrong insights, which I am going to answer instead.

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    Light weight websites with Save-Data header

    We all use JS, custom fonts, images and maybe even video's within our website or webshop. We can now reduce our load and speed up article- or product pages based on user preferences.

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    Belsimpel's productpage pagespeed

    A better perceived performance and thus user experience, will result in higher conversion and thus revenue.