Getting Started with HTTP/2 and Server Push

HTTP/2 is awesome. When we enabled HTTP/2 on the settled.co.uk website, we noticed a 10% improvement in the page load times across the site. We didn’t change any code, or even make any web performance tweaks - we made the switch and noticed the results…

HTTP vs HTTPS performance comparison

Google recently announced that they will be starting to use HTTPS as a ranking signal in their search algorithms. This means that websites that serve traffic over HTTPS with secure, encrypted connections will be slightly favoured over those websites that don't. During Google I/O, there was a big push…

HTTP HEAD Request - Benefits / Usages

Until recently, I had heard of the HTTP HEAD method but never actually used it, or quite understood it's usages. I'm sure most of us have used some of the common HTTP Verbs before such as GET or POST. Let me explain a little bit about the HTTP HEAD request…

Set up IIS 7 to run a secure site locally - HTTPS

I've recently been working on a project where I needed to get a development site running using SSL on IIS 7. If its the first time you've done this it can be a little tricky, but IIS 7 has made it super easy to create self signed certificates. You may…