Monday, June 20, 2011

Faster Web Experience

Websites response time and browsers speed to render pages quickly has been quite a challenge. Client fidelity to stick to a site during the page load is not more than a few seconds. If a web page takes too long to open, the potential customer would steer away. Every website has a goal to keep the user for more and more interaction. Companies allocate huge budget for website performance and we continue to experience having a new version of our favorite browsers claiming more optimization and fast surfing experience.

Google designed a protocol known as SPDY back in 2009, to optimize websites for fast loading of web pages. This protocol claims to radically speed up page rendering by tweaking how browsers interact with the servers. This was tested and deployed internally by Google in support of its Chrome OS and its recent Chromebook which only comes with Chrome as browser. Google claims that Chromebooks are built and optimized for the web, as the company has a vision that most of the computing time spent is on the web. This protocol however has not commercially existed outside Google.

For the first time, Strangeloop which deals in website optimization has commercially added SPDY into the features of its product, Site Optimizer. The product sits in between a website and the clients; and tweaks the server code to render pages efficiently without requiring of changing server side code or adding more servers for better performance.

It’s worth noting that Google Chrome is the only SPDY enabled browser; other browsers currently won’t be able to make use of it. Given the potential of dramatically increasing website response time, this protocol is also expected to be introduced in other browsers as well as in mobile based web browsers for faster web experience.

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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the update!! Very appealing footstep in web word and challenge for other browsers