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The Week in Website Performance News

This Week in Website Performance is a weekly feature of the Monitis.com blog. It summarizes recent articles about website performance. How to make your web site better, how to improve your users experience when they come to your website and how to optimize the overall experience. Why? Because your friends at Monitis.com care.

 

Design for mobile: why we need to think beyond the West

Author: Holger Bartel

Designing optimal web and mobile experiences for users requires not only a technological shift, but a cultural one. The author advocates looking “outside our boxes” to see the unknowns and challenges that different regions, developing countries, and other cultures experience with mobile and web performance. This awareness he calls “GeoPerformance” and it looks at performance at the global level. What this means on the ground is “to optimise web performance for the best possible user experience, regardless of location, infrastructure and network speed.” The articles makes us realize that technology is as much social and cultural as it is about 1’s and 0’s.

 

WordPress for Admins: 40 Essential Tutorials on Performance, Security, SEO and More

Author: Dirk Metzmacher

WordPress is the most widely used blogging engine and CMS worldwide. In this article the writer, an admin himself, has conveniently gathered together a survey of the top 40 tutorials that focus on three critical topical areas: Performance, Security and SEO. Titles like “Speed Up WordPress With These 5 Expert Tips” and “Tips for a Faster-Loading Site” make this article a treasure trove of resources for anyone who manages a WordPress blog or CMS.

 

What the 10 fastest ecommerce sites can teach us about web performance

Author: Tammy Everts

This piece is a follow-up to Radware’s latest web performance research. The writer here distills information on what the ten fastest sand the ten slowest retail sites have in common, where they differ, and what insights can be derived from this information. One key takeaway is that the highest performing sites contain smaller, leaner pages. Read on for more helpful insights to learn from the top performing retail websites.

 

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Hovhannes Avoyan is the CEO of Monitis, Inc., a provider of on-demand systems management and monitoring software to 50,000 users spanning small businesses and Fortune 500 companies.

Prior to Monitis, he served as General Manager and Director of Development at prominent web portal Lycos Europe, where he grew the Lycos Armenia group from 30 people to over 200, making it the company's largest development center. Prior to Lycos, Avoyan was VP of Technology at Brience, Inc. (based in San Francisco and acquired by Syniverse), which delivered mobile internet content solutions to companies like Cisco, Ingram Micro, Washington Mutual, Wyndham Hotels , T-Mobile , and CNN. Prior to that, he served as the founder and CEO of CEDIT ltd., which was acquired by Brience. A 24 year veteran of the software industry, he also runs Sourcio cjsc, an IT consulting company and startup incubator specializing in web 2.0 products and open-source technologies.

Hovhannes is a senior lecturer at the American Univeristy of Armenia and has been a visiting lecturer at San Francisco State University. He is a graduate of Bertelsmann University.