Speed is one of the crucial features of providing a high level mobile user experience. Today’s users have zero patience and will not want to wait more than a few seconds for a web page to load or they will leave. Website design involves so many key aspects, which include how to provide a great user experience. Below, are 5 great ways to reduce your mobile page load time.
Images are one of the biggest speed killers purely because of the file size. Utilising image editing tools will help in reducing the size while keeping the proper scale. Using the correct width and height will also help them load quickly no matter the target device.
Keep an eye on the total number of files that are needed to load your web page. The more files for a page the longer the load time. Make the most of compression tools or other reduction utilities to minimise file sizes.
Each re-direct generates an HTTP request. Each request means more time sending and receiving information. Unsurprisingly this slows things down. Some responsive design has an automatic redirect from a primary site to a mobile site, something Google is not a fan of. One solution is using an HTTP redirect just for mobile users.
You should regularly test your server speeds to see how fast they are delivering the HTML of your webpage. If the transaction speed is more than 200ms then you might need to look elsewhere for a server provider. Google’s PageSpeed Tools can help check times rather easily.
If you need help in optimising your mobile page speed then please get in touch.