As content and application delivery networks have proven effective at helping sites overcome middle mile performance issues, front-end performance issues are now coming into focus and being addressed. Front-end bottlenecks play a growing role in overall site performance as today’s rich and complex Internet applications make increasing use of embedded objects, sophisticated stylesheets, client-side code, and third-party content – all of which slow down the rendering of a page. Mobile
sites, with their sluggish networks and weaker device processors, face an even greater front-end challenge. The need to address these types of performance issues has led to increased awareness about Front-End Optimization (FEO), a set of best practices designed to reduce front-end delays in order to improve the end-user experience.
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