With the holidays just around the corner, companies are ramping up SEM spending, paying close attention to SEO and revamping landing pages. But beyond that first second, absent some feedback (such as the browser title bar showing the page title), and users start to bounce at an accelerating rate.
Yet, all of this time, effort and money needed to maximize holiday sales could be in vain if increased site traffic over the holidays causes a website to slow down or even go down. Site speed directly affects bounce rates, conversion rates, revenue, user satisfaction, SEO (explicitly in Google’s Page Rank, and indirectly with site popularity) and virtually every other business metric worth tracking. By three or four seconds a typical site might lose half its potential visitors.
Users leave slow sites, and many of them won’t come back. Of course the specific thresholds vary by website, user action and intent and other factors … Quick quiz: what percentage of the time a user spends waiting for your page to load is spent of the time users spend waiting on your website is spent after the HTML page has been retrieved by their browser. A serious analysis of how browsers work is way out of scope here, but in a nutshell, browsers parse your page’s HTML, sequentially discovering its assets (such as scripts, stylesheets, and images), requesting and then either parsing and executing them or displaying them as appropriate.
Then you use CSS to precisely position and selectively display just the appropriate portion of the sprite image in each place where an image is needed. Be forewarned, the maintenance overhead for this technique can be substantial since even minor edits typically require updates to images and CSS, and even to the HTML.
Embed Java Script sample add-in adds a status bar message to all pages on a Share Point site, and removes the new subsite link from the Site Contents page by using Java Script.
Use this solution if you want to apply UI updates to your Share Point site by using Java Script (sometimes referred to as the Embed Java Script technique) instead of creating custom master pages. Embed Java Script sample add-in from the Office 365 Developer patterns and practices project on Git Hub. Embed Java Script add-in start page Choosing Embed customization customizes the Share Point site by: Figure 2.
Mike gained his extensive knowledge of computer languages while working as a developer contracting to companies around the world.
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