11 November 2019

PWA Speed - Websites vs PWA

Hi there and welcome back to another blog by Hussey Coding.

Over the next few weeks we're going to be briefly looking at some of the things that make PWA so attractive and has everyone in not just the Magento community, but in the technology community all of a buzz.

In today's mini blog we'll be talking about speed!
As I'm sure you all know, time is money, the more time it takes you to produce a product or service then the less time you have to sell it and inevitably the less money you make on it. The same is true for your website, the longer it takes to load the less likely the user is to stick around.
Staggeringly the average user will abandon a website if it takes more than 3 seconds to load! and to put that into perspective for you, if that sentence was a loading website then those users would have abandoned it around "website if it takes".

Users expect sites to load quickly and give an all round satisfying experience but we all know that websites aren't the quickest or easiest to navigate, especially on mobile, which is why we have apps and as good and effective as apps are not everyone can afford to make one, they can sometimes hit the same issues as a websites and even though an average user can have up to 80+ apps installed on their smart phones they only make use of between 9-12 on a regular basis and of those the majority are social media apps.
But what if we could have the convenience of an app with the power of the website? Enter PWA.

PWA's boast incredible loading speeds and there are some great success stories out there, one of a store in Africa called Jumia who reported that their bounce rate was reduced by 50% thanks to PWA meaning that because their page loaded quicker less people left the site. Lancome is another champion of PWA, reporting an amazing 84% decrease in loading time again bringing about a great conversion rate, in short PWA's have a faster loading ability compared to websites that do not use this technology.

We all expect our apps to scroll smoothly, open quickly and work perfectly and now with the power of PWA it not only looks like we might be getting it, but we'll be getting it at lightning speed!

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5 November 2019

PWA - What's all the fuss about?

Hello and welcome back to another edition of the Hussey Coding blog.

Today we start a new series all about this exciting phrase that is making it's way to the forefront of the Magento conversation, Progressive Web Apps!

We've all been there, sitting at our desk/laptops just willing for the page to load or remembering that we need to buy that gift but we have no internet connection, maybe spending hours thinking and trying different things to engage with our customers and in all cases, getting no where fast!
PWA looks to change that, boasting speedier speeds, amazing integration, superior engagement and reliability more reliable than the most reliable reliability robot! Which is great, but what is it? Is it an app? is it a webpage? or is it something totally new?


Truth be told, it's all of the above, PWA's are websites that function as apps and though the idea of PWA's have been around a while, in the grand scheme of things it is all new, especially to the world of Magento.

A PWA will take your website and make it look and feel like a 'native app'. Native apps are the apps that live on your phone or desktop, they are extremely complicated to create and even more costly to produce and maintain however the majority of the world find native apps to be faster, easier and better to use than web based sites.

One of the biggest costs in developing a native app is that you need to develop one for every store you want to sell in, IOS, android, windows etc. That's 3 dev teams to create the same app for 3 different stores and it's crazy! PWA eliminates that making it possible to create the 1 app that will roll out to every store. In addition to that they work for everyone across the board! It doesn't matter what browser your customers are using firefox, chrome, internet explorer or anything else, PWA's work on all of them. The progressive here means that the app will grow and adapt as new web technologies become available, enhancing the user's experience depending on the browsers abilities but also that they will still work with older web browsers too.

PWA's boast many things, faster page loading, the ability to work off line and greater consistency across the application just to name a few and it does it all while looking and feeling like a native app allowing customers to easily install your companies website onto their smartphone or mobile device.
So far all the buzz surrounding PWA's has been great, but are they really worth it? What are the over all benefits of going PWA? and is it really that much easier and/or cheaper to invest in than native apps?
All of these questions and more will be answered over the next few weeks as we here at Hussey Coding delve deeper into the workings behind this new technology.

Thank you for taking your time to read our intro blog, please let us know what you thought, are there any questions you have about PWA that you'd like us to cover? then head down the page and leave us your comments. Alternatively you can reach us using any of our contact details below but until then, stay safe and have a great day.

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31 October 2019

David Deppner talks security

Hello there and welcome back to the Hussey Coding blog.

Today is Halloween and we know that you are crazy busy getting those final sales in and pushing the last of your stock out to make way for the next round of holiday madness coming in just a few weeks so in today's blog we're going to cheat a little.

Back at the end of June, our founder, Jonathan Hussey and I went to the Meet Magento U.K. conference which was a great day all round for learning, sharing, connecting and most importantly acquiring great swag (free stuff) and we would highly recommend it to anyone sitting on the fence for 2020. While we were there we heard a seminar by David Deppner the founder and CEO of Psyberware.


In this talk David brings a case study of a medium to large sized American company that has discovered that they are under attack, he talks about the extent of that attack and some of the vulnerabilities that led to the attack being successful, he then goes on to give 10 tips on how to create better security in your companies, some of which we have touched on in our blogs here at Hussey Coding, 5 EASY STEPS TO BETTER SECURITY and ANOTHER 5 TIPS TO SECURE YOUR STORE, click the links if you missed them, and he also talks about some things that we haven't mentioned.

The video is just under 25mins long and is full of great tips and warnings that anyone with a Magento store or developing Magento should be paying attention to! Follow this link to watch it now on Youtube

David Deppner - Meet Magento UK 2019

We hope you have enjoyed and found this series on cybersecurity helpful, our passion here at Hussey Coding is to help the community become a safer, more secure environment and we would love to hear your thoughts on these blogs, would you add some things? Maybe prioritise some things that we didn't? Is there something you were hoping we would cover but didn't? We would love to hear your ideas and suggestions on how we can improve and expand and in turn help the community to grow, so please leave us a comment and let us know.

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Thank you as always for letting us be a part of your day and we look forward to seeing you back here soon for another Hussey Coding blog but until then, stay safe and have a great day.

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