I hadn’t come across this before—run Lighthouse tests on your pages from six different locations around the world at once.
Tuesday, April 20th, 2021
Saturday, November 14th, 2020
I like the way that Simon is liberating his data from silos and making it work for him.
Tuesday, March 10th, 2020
I use Firefox. You should too. It’s fast, secure, and more privacy-focused than the leading browser from the big G.
Yesterday, I got the Calibre newsletter, which always has handy performance-related links from Karolina. She pointed to a Lighthouse extension for Firefox. “Excellent!”, I thought, and I immediately installed it. But I had some qualms about installing a plug-in from Google into a browser from Mozilla, particularly as the plug-in page says:
This is not a Recommended Extension. Make sure you trust it before installing
Well, I gave it a go. It turns out that all it actually does is redirect to the online version of Lighthouse. “Hang on”, I thought. “This could just be a bookmarklet!”
So I immediately uninstalled the browser extension and made this bookmarklet:
Drag that up to your desktop browser’s bookmarks toolbar. Press it whenever you’re on a site that you want to test.
Wednesday, July 3rd, 2019
Time to Interactive (TTI) is the most impactful metric to your performance score.
Therefore, to receive a high PageSpeed score, you will need a speedy TTI measurement.
At a high level, there are two significant factors that hugely influence TTI:
Sunday, June 30th, 2019
Lighthouses of the world, mapped.
Thursday, May 16th, 2019
What if accessibility were a ranking signal for Google search results?
Here’s a thought: what if Google put its thumb on the scale again, only this time for accessibility? What if it treated the Lighthouse accessibility score as a first-class ranking metric?
Monday, November 12th, 2018
Monday, October 22nd, 2018
Wednesday, December 6th, 2017
A great in-depth report from Alice on creating, running, and most importantly, selling an in-house design system. This makes a great companion piece to her Patterns Day talk.
Where internal teams seem to go wrong is not appreciating that the thing they’re building is still a product and so it needs to compete with other products on the market.
Thursday, March 30th, 2017
I should do this in the Clearleft kitchen.
Tuesday, November 1st, 2016
The Digital Transition: How the Presidential Transition Works in the Social Media Age | whitehouse.gov
Kori Schulman describes the archiving of social media and other online artefacts of the outgoing US president. It’s a shame that a lot of URLs will break, but I’m glad there’s going to be a public backup available.
Best of all, you can get involved:
In the interim, we’re inviting the American public – from students and data engineers, to artists and researchers – to come up with creative ways to archive this content and make it both useful and available for years to come. From Twitter bots and art projects to printed books and query tools, we’re open to it all.
Tuesday, June 7th, 2016
Stuart’s ideas for Lighthouse sound a lot like the resilience validator tool that Scott mentioned recently.
This is our chance to help stamp out sites that don’t do things right, and help define that a progressive web app should actually be progressive.
If you have ideas on this, please file an issue.
Saturday, February 20th, 2016
Related: this great chat between Jen Simmons and Stephanie Rieger.
Tuesday, August 4th, 2015
This looks like it’s going to be a great evening event. Charlotte and Rosa are both speaking at it, which makes it unmissable in my book.
The very affordable tickets go on sale on Friday, and all the proceeds go to charity.
Friday, July 18th, 2014
Lighthouse are putting on their Improving Reality conference again this year. It’s the day before dConstruct. Come to both!
Wednesday, September 4th, 2013
If you’re already in Brighton for dConstruct this week, there are two art shows you might want to check out:
Timo Arnall and friends are presenting their Immaterials exhibit at Lighthouse, 28 Kensington Street. Timo has written a few words about the exhibit. The exhibition is open from tomorrow, September 5th until October 13th, and the opening is tonight, Wednesday, at 6pm.
Just around the corner at the Ink-d gallery on North Road, the opening of Jon Burgerman’s exhibit is happening at exactly the same time: 6pm this evening. His Failure of Judgement exhibition runs from tomorrow, September 5th to October 6th.
Jon’s opening will also include the debut of the world’s first “Jon Burgerman Veggie Burger” courtesy of Burger Brothers next door.
Wednesday, May 22nd, 2013
A profile of Tom’s house.
It’s weird how normal this is.
Monday, February 11th, 2013
There’s going to be mini Science Hack Day at Lighthouse as part of this month’s Science Festival in Brighton. Come along — it’ll be fun.
Friday, January 18th, 2013
I’ve been thinking about getting a birdhouse.
Thursday, August 16th, 2012
A short piece on the experiment that James conducted with Lighthouse in the foyer of the Cleareft office building, trying to show some kind of physical representation of coding.