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SPDY coming to Safari, future versions of IE

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SPDY, the next generation web transport protocol, continues to gain ground and acceptance. I’ve been watching SPDY very closely and writing extensively about it for the last few years. Last year I broke the news that Facebook had adopted SPDY, ahead of other tech news sites like Wired. Zoompf has also built SPDYCheck.org, to help […]

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39% of Windows Users Don’t Use IE

With the IE11 getting closer to release with Windows 8.1, I thought it was a good time to look at where IE is now and what that tells us about how people browse the web. According to NetMarketShare the total market share for Windows among traditional computers (desktops and laptops) is 91%. NetMarketShare also reports […]

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Internet Explorer is the Hare. And That’s Bad

Internet Explorer 10 is nearly upon us. This is the first update to IE in 19 months. This is a drastically different approach to updating browsers than, say, Google Chrome. I thought it would be interesting to compare the different strategies Microsoft and Google use to deliver web browser innovation. To do that, we need […]

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Two Reasons You Should Look at SPDY: 58.23% and 64.33%

Google comes up with lots of interesting technology: PageRank, BigTable, self driving cars. The most interesting invention to me at least recently has been the development of SPDY, Google’s faster HTTP replacement protocol. But will SPDY take off like Gmail? Or end up like Dart, (or Wave, or pubsubhubbub…) Luckily I’ve seen two very important […]

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Lose the Wait: HTTP Compression

One of the ways you can improve website performance is to reduce the amount of data that needs to get delivered to the client. An easy way to reduce the amount of data sent to a client is to compress the content and then transfer it to the client. This can be done with HTTP […]

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The Big Performance Improvement in IE9 No One is Talking About

Microsoft released a preview of Internet Explorer 9 last week. Much attention has been paid to its increased standards support as well as performance improvements such as GPU accelerated page rendering and a faster JavaScript engine. However a small blog post that has received virtually no commentary discusses a change with IE9 that may well […]

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META Refresh Nullifies Caching for IE6 and IE7

There has been some interesting discussion recently on the mailing list for Google’s Page Speed performance tool. Brian Brophy rediscovered a critical performance bug in Internet Explorer that Joseph Smarr had found nearly 3 years ago. Both Internet Explorer 6 and 7 are affected by this bug . IE8 is not affected. To summarize, the […]

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