6.0 Feature: Site Speed
There are a few things as important to your business as your website.
From helping future customers find your business, to hosting valuable information about your business, your website has many uses.
Just as important as maintaining a well-functioning website is maintaining a fast website speed. In fact, the quicker your website is, the better your SEO (Search Engine Optimization) results will be and the more satisfied your readers will be overall.
Legend Web Works recently launched a new website platform called 6.0. Under 6.0, there have been many upgrades to site performance. Site speed is one of the most noticeable upgrades that came with the new platform.
In this post, we will cover the difference in site speed from 5.0 to 6.0 and the changes that cause an increase in speed.
Need for Speed
With the 6.0 update, upgraded sites saw a significant speed increase in site loading times. This is no accident. There were several concerted initiatives that the Legend Web Works development team made that focused on bettering site speed.
One of the biggest changes is that 6.0 put an increased focus on object programming.
5.0 sites live on the web and need data retrieved each time they are visited. Conversely, 6.0 lives in one localized spot. This means that every time you visit a new page on the same site your computer will not have to fetch data, it's already there.
5.0 sites reload everything every time you visit. 6.0 sites are kept on your server and therefore there are less data to load when you visit.
You can visualize the difference by thinking about a shopping trip. You return to your home with a trunk full of groceries. Under 5.0 you have to take individual trips for each item. Under 6.0, you have all your items in a bag and only have to take one trip.
Don't be fooled. A new platform isn't the only thing that improves site speed. The amount of data is also a huge factor when deciding on speed.
If your 6.0 site has seven pages of data, it will not load as fast as a 5.0 site with three pages of text. However, if you have two sites with seven pages of data, the site with a 6.0 platform will load faster than the 5.0 site.
What Can I do with a Faster Site?
Site speed doesn't just decide how fast your site loads on other's computers, there are noticeable benefits that will make your life easier as well.
One thing you will notice at once is that you can upload data faster. This includes pictures, graphics, articles, and other essential information. The content management system is more streamlined so there is a more direct path to uploading data.
Not only that, but you will also see increased image optimization.
Let's say you have an image sized 1920 x 1080, a standard size. The largest size (the original 1920 x 1080) will appear on the largest screens, like desktops. But 6.0 is smart. It knows that the original isn't the only version you need.
The solution? 6.0 creates several smaller versions of the image so that it can have them ready for smaller screens.
6.0 also makes use of browser caching. This means 6.0 stores a small amount of data (such as logos) so that more detailed features do not have to reload each time you open your site.
A Faster Future
Website speeds will continue to increase as time goes on. This is because it takes less and fewer data to code the same things.
Where it used to take 10 lines of code before, it now only takes two lines. Fewer data equates to faster loading speeds.
Websites that have switched to 6.0 have already seen a boost in speed. If your site could use a similar upgrade, then it's time you request an upgrade to 6.0.
Get faster site speeds, new features, and an unparalleled level of customer support to back you up.
If you are ready for a faster, better-functioning site, reach out to Legend Web Works today.