May 1, 2021
Where I live, it's springtime – my favourite time of year. Longer days, warmer weather, and of course all that life-affirming renewal and rebirth stuff. ;)
After the year we've all been through, it's probably safe to say that many of us are ready to feel renewed, recharged, and ready to re-emerge into the world. I'm not going to promise that this newsletter will deliver on all of that (that's a pretty big ask for a simple newsletter), but hopefully it'll offer you some tidbits that help you feel connected to the excellent #webperf community we're all part of.
Until next time,
Web performance for PMs
These days, especially with the advent of Core Web Vitals, I find myself talking to more and more product managers. PMs approach performance differently than devs and engineers, so this introduction to performance for product managers is an awesome and welcome new resource by Cliff Crocker (@cliffcrocker). Also note: this is a great intro for non-PMs, too. :)
NEW! URLs charts in your Sites dashboard
This is one of those "we can't believe we didn't think of it sooner!" features. At the top of your Sites dashboard, you can now see at a glance how all the URLs you're monitoring within a site compare across key metrics (backend, start render, LCP, and TTI). It's a great way to quickly spot performance anomalies.
Roundup: Core Web Vitals
Google recently announced that they've delayed the rollout of the "page experience" update to their search ranking algorithm to June. At SpeedCurve, we've been tracking Web Vitals for over a year, which has given us a lot of time for building out our tools and investigating the data. Here's a recap of what we've released and learned so far.
Do you have any unanswered questions or concerns about Web Vitals? Let me know.
NEW! Regenerate your API key
We know a lot of you are concerned about security, and sometimes you want to make sure you have control over your API keys for SpeedCurve. We've added the ability for you to regenerate your API key on demand in your Team settings:
Test agent updates: Chrome 89 and Lighthouse 7.3
In case you missed it, we updated our test agents across all regions on March 23. This included updates to several pieces of core software, including:
More good reads from the #webperf community...