Seize The Day

This August starts a new chapter.

My CDN demonstration site demo.cheungwaikin.com was launched in Nov 2012 as a hobby. I wanted to share how to use EdgeCast services to make website faster. I was learning RWD and how to use iPhone for content production.

Time flies. The demo site will be two years old three months later. From just one demo to twenty-seven demos. I learn more new technologies, techniques and tools with each new demo. The journey is the reward.

I want to revamp it to keep it update. To make it faster by moving more content to CDN. To keep all the SEO settings too (demo.cheungwaikin.com is the top Google search results of “CDN demo” and “How to use EdgeCast”). I am not a professional web developer and it will take me sometime to complete the revamp. This revamp is also a good exercise for me to practice change management too.

Make It Faster is the key objective. I will use some tools to measure the site performance. I will use Google Analytics Site Speed and Soasta mPulse for RUM (Real User Measurement). Firebug, Webpagetest, StatusCake and Load Impact for simple synthetic performance measurement. I will A/B test the revamp site before turning it into production site.

The revamp project is just started. The performance improvement of the homepage is very encouraging. The average load time in the last few days is reduced from 2.8s to 2.03s, a 28% reduction! This webpagetest result shows 65% reduction in Visually Complete time (from 1.70s to 0.60s)!

Please help me to generate more RUM data by visiting these two pages
Production: demo.cheungwaikin.com
Revamp: beta.cheungwaikin.com

Thank you for your support.

Make a change and improvement everyday. Seize the day. 感恩。

RW, RIP.

1 Corinthians 13:8 – Love never ends. As for prophecies, they will pass away; as for tongues, they will cease; as for knowledge, it will pass away.

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