How To: Leverage Browser Caching for Images, CSS and JS

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Ever checked your website speed using GTmetrix, Pingdom, PageSpeed or Yslow… or any of the other many and various latest and greatest speed checking tools? ***2021 update: take a look at Lighthouse Well, if you have, you might have come across a request to “leverage browser caching…” or similar. What does “Leverage Browser Caching” actually …

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How to start with Cumulative Layout Shift (CLS) on WordPress

It’s nice when thing’s stay still – especially when you’re looking at a webpage. Simply put, CLS is a measure of how still a webpage stays while a user is looking at it. Google rates this as an important user experience factor. Cumulative Layout Shift scoring and how to improve your site’s score is a …

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Black Friday Sale at EWWW Image Optimizer

Silicon Dales are big fans of EWWW Image Optimizer and use it frequently for clients. It’s also referenced in our guides for handling images and speeding up a WordPress website. EWWW are running two offers this Thanksgiving: Premium Compression API The Premium Compression API from EWWW Image Optimizer is a service which can be used …

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Case Study: WordPress Optimization for LogoVisual

LogoVisual booked Silicon Dales for a WordPress speed optimization, resulting in a 3.5 second time saving. The Client LogoVisual are a team of designers, manufacturers and installers making bespoke whiteboard walls, collaboration zones, ThinkingWalls, training aids and more from Skipton in North Yorkshire. The Task Silicon Dales performed a speed optimization on the LogoVisual website, including …

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Black Friday Offer: More than double the credits at ShortPixel

We like ShortPixel here at Silicon Dales. In our WordPress speedup guides, we reference ShortPixel as a good option for crunching all your WordPress images. It’s always good when your favourite stuff is on offer during the Black Friday sales, so here’s a fab offer from the team at ShortPixel: “For each purchased package, the …

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Case Study: WooCommerce development, SEO and content for Pete’s Golf Carts

Golf cart specialists, Pete’s Golf Carts, booked Silicon Dales for a full suite of WooCommerce development, SEO and content. The Client Pete’s Golf Carts is a small family owned company selling “all the parts your golf cart will ever need”. Based in Port St Lucie, Florida, with a workshop and extensive network within the industry …

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How to Measure the Speed of your Website from Around the World

There are lots of tools out there which help us to track, and measure, the speed of a website. You can install bits and pieces into various browsers. You can visit a variety of web tools, too. But which is the best method? Well, assuming you only want to occasionally check the page load times …

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