When you want to optimize a website’s performance manually, without using a ready-made approach like AMP, what are the key steps you need to take?
Performance is one of the most important aspects of any website, but it’s something people rarely seem to take into account when buying WordPress themes. In this roundup we’ll take the ten best selling themes on ThemeKeeper, in order of appearance, run them through some basic performance tests, and rank them top to bottom.
Google’s AMP is a very useful collection of plug-and-play code to help you optimize your website. But there are times when you might want to go it alone. In our new course, Optimize Your Website Without AMP, you’ll learn why you might decide not to use AMP in certain circumstances, and how you can do just as good an optimization job using other techniques.
Performance matters, and the big players on the web are addressing performance in their own ways. Google’s answer comes in the form of its controversial AMP; a publishing format which offers a smooth experience for their mobile search results. Google even rank listings that implement AMP more favorably.
When we mention CSS in discussions we often speak of it as a dumbed down language. A declarative language, lacking logic and insight; but that isn’t the true reality. For years developers have been craving variables in standard CSS, having been spoiled by pre-processors such as LESS and Sass for so long.
Bloggers often get overexcited with the design of their blog and neglect the importance of having a website that works like a well-oiled machine. A successful blog is one that functions fluidly and provides easy access to information for its readers.
In this tutorial I’ll walk you through all the key aspects of using Ghost’s in-built AMP support.