Matt Schmitz is a web performance engineer and director of Dotcom-Monitor’s web performance division. Matt is a leading authority on page speed optimization and has been featured by a number of web performance blogs and media outlets. When he’s not working to make the web a faster place, Matt’s interests include gaming, cryptocurrency, and martial arts.

Future Proof CSS Styles

How To Future-Proof CSS Styles for Easier Development

2 minute read The future of web development is much sooner than many realize. Since the beginning of the 21st Century, digital technologies and capabilities have compounded exponentially. It’s hard to believe that only a decade ago, the majority of smartphones weren’t very smart. Blackberry still ruled the scene and touchscreen technology was still in its infancy. Now,…

Plugins slowing site

Why Plugins May Be Slowing Your Website?

3 minute read While the topic of plugins and website performance are primarily related to those who operate a WordPress website, this conversation is worth having for anyone looking to boost their overall website performance. Although you may not experience the potential speed degradation of WordPress plugins if you’re operating a different framework, the fundamental principle of this…

Tips for Clean CSS code

Top Tips for Writing Cleaner CSS Code

2 minute read Do you think optimization only refers to images and overall page layout? One of the most commonly misunderstood elements of website development is how the actual layout of CSS code files impacts overall website performance. Considering the importance of performance and page loading for modern SEO and user-engagement, the foundation of optimized websites is based…

GZIP your website

Why Should You GZIP Your Website?

3 minute read For years, content was labeled king of website optimization. As we moved deeper into the 21st Century, there was a significant shift. While content remains king of our digital realm, the queen is none other than performance. While website performance and reliability has always been a consideration for Google and visitors, the requirement for optimum…

VPS host to boost site speed

Why Use a VPS to Boost Website Speed?

2 minute read This should come as no surprise that your web hosting provider plays a significant role in overall website performance. While there are literally dozens of variables responsible for the final speed of your site, if your enterprise is built upon an unreliable server, then your speed and performance will be equally unreliable. Because of the…

Guide for WP Plugin Updates

Step-by-Step Guide for WordPress Plugin Updates

2 minute read The initial attraction to WordPress is not only the ease of installation and customization, but the ease and endless possibilities offered by plugins. Traditionally, achieving the level of user-engagement and dynamic content designs required significant HTML, CSS, JavaScript and PHP coding knowledge. As you can imagine, this caused countless aspiring website owners to either develop…