Monthly archives: March, 2017

Render-blocking JavaScript in Magento 1 RWD theme

In the past few months I started researching the possibilities to optimize the front-end performance of the Magento 1.x RWD theme. I found 3 very basic and important solutions that, once implemented, bring a lot of value. I worked on eliminating render-blocking JavaScript, eliminating render-blocking CSS, and showing product list images in a smarter way. I’ve also …

Prerender example in Magento

Recently I began experimenting with prerender resource hints. This new feature allows you to “tell” the browser to load a page in the background and instantly show this page the when user decides to visit it. It’s currently a W3C Working draft https://www.w3.org/TR/resource-hints/#prerender. It’s pretty easy to implement prerender and the good news is that …