SOASTA Authors


Tammy Everts

About the Author

Tammy Everts


Tammy has spent the past two decades obsessed with the many factors that go into creating the best possible user experience. As senior researcher and evangelist at SOASTA, she explores the intersection between web performance, UX, and business metrics. Tammy is a frequent speaker at events including IRCE, Shop.org Summit, Velocity, and Smashing Conference. She is the author of 'Time Is Money: The Business Value of Web Performance' (O'Reilly, 2016).

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website monitoring for mobile devices

Last month I covered the topic of page bloat — more specifically, calling attention to the fact that the web has reached a brand-new (if ignominious) milestone: the average home page is now more than 2 MB in size. Today I want to talk about an issue that is arguably even more problematic: how page bloat affects mobile […]

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website monitoring and the user experience

Last month I spoke at the Conversion Conference, and after my talk I met a developer who had been tasked with single-handedly making her company’s site faster. We talked for quite a while, and she expressed good-humored frustration at the vagueness of this directive. Some of the things we talked about: What does “faster” mean? Who defines “fast” […]

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O’Reilly has just released the video compilation from the 2015 Velocity conference in Santa Clara, so if you had an all-access pass, you should visit your O’Reilly account to check out all the videos. In my opinion, this was the best Velocity yet, with more great talks than I could squeeze into seeing in three […]

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One of the most common arguments I hear when people rationalize why things like page bloat aren’t that big a performance issue is that ever-evolving networks mitigate the impact. In this post, I’m going to demonstrate that increasing bandwidth up to 1233% makes pages just 55% faster — meaning that faster networks aren’t the performance […]

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