A Bablab portfolio website loads in 2 seconds. That’s the fastest loading time on the internet for portfolio websites. Having a fast loading website is one of the key elements of modern and effective web presence.
In May 2021, when Google rolls out their new ranking to include page experience signals - speed is a major factor. No ‘Badge of shame’ expected for Bablab websites.
Most platforms are loading a whole lot of third party scripts and styles. All these scripts are loaded and interpreted by the browser, requiring more time to load, interpret and execute.
Using modern markup practices can dramatically reduce the amount of images loaded, and by that reduce page load time. Here is comparison of total data transferred and loading time of a gallery page with several dozens of photos, in each platform:
It is clearly evident which platform are utilizing a modern and efficient loading practice.
All these platforms were designed to answer as broad requirements as they can, their code base is huge and comlex. Themes and plugins often alter the markup and load more external resources, causing slower load time and even markup conflicts. The selection of different themes and plugins results in different audit results across websites on the same platform.
All photos are delivered using a global CDN for maximum availability.
All Bablab websites have the same solid performance, regardless of their appearance customizations. Your visitors will never wait for loading, anywhere, anytime, on any device.
GTmetrix is a great free resource for measuring the speed of your site. It gives you a brief overview with useful metrics such as the PageSpeed Score, the time it takes to fully load your website and the total page size.
This is how a Bablab website performs on GTmetrix audit:
Another great tool is Google’s Lighthouse. It has audits for performance, accessibility, SEO and more. This audit will show you how Google examines and ranks your website.
This is how a Bablab website performs on Lighthouse audit:
You can read more of the effect Bablab had on photographer Sivan Askayo's website ranking.
Website builder is a complex tool that requires some learning. As with any software/application, the more complex the application is - the more time needed to learn it.
All Bablab websites are secured, encrypting the connection between your website and its visitors. This keeps communication safe from malicious third parties. We issue and renew an SSL certificate for each website, for free.
Search Engines Optimization directly affects the amount and the quality of your website visitors. The better optimized your website - the more visitors it has, and more chances for you to be contacted.Here is how Bablab website do so well on search engines.
Website security goes beyond the sensitivity of the pictures in a portfolio website. Hacked websites might serve attackers to infect its visitors and often get automatically blacklisted and removed from search results.