The release of Joomla 4 Beta 1 has launched the effort to prepare our extensions and websites to the new iteration of the platform. At the same time, Google is redefining how the websites are going to be found in 2021 with the publishing of Web Vitals, essential metrics for a healthy site.

Web Vitals is an initiative by Google to provide unified guidance for quality signals that are essential to delivering a great user experience on the web. Google has provided a number of tools over the years to measure and report on performance. Some developers are experts at using these tools, while others have found the abundance of both tools and metrics challenging to keep up with. Site owners should not have to be performance gurus in order to understand the quality of experience they are delivering to their users. The Web Vitals initiative aims to simplify the landscape and help sites focus on the metrics that matter most, the Core Web Vitals.

What are the Core Web Vitals?

These three metrics represent the 2020 Core Web Vitals:

  • Largest Contentful Paint: measures perceived load speed and mark the point in the page load timeline when the page’s main content has likely loaded.

Largest Contentful Paint

  • First Input Delay: measures responsiveness and quantifies the experience users feel when trying to first interact with the page.

First Input Delay

  • Cumulative Layout Shift: measures visual stability and quantifies the amount of unexpected layout shift of visible page content.

Cumulative Layout Shift

We are laser-focused on building modern web experiences on mobile devices and desktop. One step at a time, we are delivering now products ready for this challenge. You can check the results in our latest design update, live on our main website: https://www.extly.com and these are the top performance results of the current Home:

Lighthouse - Web Vitals Update

If you are interested in achieving similar results, check our solutions, do not hesitate to contact us and keep an eye on the next releases.

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