Mobile-First

Ever since Google announced on July 1, 2019 that mobile-first indexing will take priority over desktops, I’ve been interested in site speed. I’ve been taking random Google PageSpeed Insights samples since June 2019. Only recently, I’ve started sharing these reports.

In this post, we’re gonna look at web design and web developer sites. I chose seven firms that I’ve stumbled upon from either working with clients or doing SEO research.

Does Your Web Designer/Developer Care How Fast Their Site Loads?

The idea behind this report is simple. If your web designer or web developer cares about how fast their site loads on mobile, then chances are they’ll care about your site’s mobile performance.

The Ratings

For each site, I list the

  • name
  • tagline
  • platform
  • PageSpeed scores
  • PageSpeed screengrabs

Here are the PageSpeed scores ordered by the slowest rating (1) to the fastest (7).


Rating 1: Americaneagle.com

Web Design, Web Development & Digital Marketing Expertise

Platform: SiteInfinity

PageSpeed Insights Scores

Mobile Desktop
5 35
Mobile
Desktop

Rating 2: Wolf & Key

Strategy. Engagement. Storytelling.

Platform: WordPress Salient (yet Salient’s own site is on GeneratePress)

PageSpeed Insights Scores

Mobile Desktop
15 61
Mobile
Desktop

Rating 3: RedesignPage

Simple & Conscious Design

Platform: Wix

PageSpeed Insights Scores

Mobile Desktop
24 61
Mobile
Desktop

Rating 4: Naik Kreatif

Increase Your Digital Branding Asset

Platform: Unknown

PageSpeed Insights Scores

Mobile Desktop
27 55
Mobile
Desktop

Rating 5: Chris Lema

How Can I Help You Do WordPress Better?

Platform: WordPress Astra

PageSpeed Insights Scores

Mobile Desktop
44 91
Mobile
Desktop

Rating 6: Antikode

Make your Mobile App & Website cut above the rest.

Platform: unknown

PageSpeed Insights Scores

Mobile Desktop
57 89
Mobile
Desktop

Rating 7: Sara Soueidan

Remote independent UI engineer helping brands build modern, resilient, and inclusive user interfaces

Platform: Hugo

PageSpeed Insights Scores

Mobile Desktop
96 98
Mobile
Desktop

Conclusion

I feel there are two takeaways here. And, they are similar to my previous post on Hugo’s PageSpeed scores.

  1. If you are in the business of making websites, then you might want to tune your own site for mobile-first performance.
  2. If you are shopping around for a web designer or a web developer, then you should run speed tests on their sites for good measure. IMHO, their sites should showcase what they care about.

Thanks for reading!


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Should you check my site’s performance first? Absolutely! Here’s my showcase site’s benchmark.


Special thanks to Gabriëlle Vermeij for introducing me to Sara Soueidan’s work and the Hugo framework.