Earlier this year, we released a major addition to Optimizely’s preview tool: the ability to impersonate visitors.
In this post, I will describe our design process and the decisions we made along the way when building this feature to shed some light on how product features are ideated, developed, and released at Optimizely.
One of the most common questions we hear from customers is, “How will Optimizely affect my page’s load time?” They have good reason. Page load time has never been more important. Pages with faster response times reduce bounce rate and they can even improve your ranking in Google searches.
It’s a college student’s dream to intern at a company that gives them meaningful projects. During my three months at Optimizely, I implemented a redesign of this blog, created an events page, and developed the AB Testing Book website. These “small” projects were in addition to my main summer project: creating a mobile version of the Optimizely website.
As the mobile dashboard launches, I want to share the design and development challenges we faced.
Spriting images is a well-known, well-documented way to speed up page load times. The standard technique works great for icons and other images that aren’t part of the actual content, but not so great for images that belong in the page content.
Would you believe me if I told you that you — the speed-and-scale-loving developers you all are — have willingly introduced user-blocking, perceivable latency into your precious applications? If you have any animated effects in your app, then this is very likely to be true! To prove it, I’ll show you how to find, measure, […]