What Affects Breezi’s Speed
In this article we’ll explain several situations that have to do with our web tool speed. We’ll also address possible fixes where applicable.
We’ll go over the following topics:
- CDN for Static App Files
- Minimum Memory Required
- Internet Connection Speed
- Avoid Intermittent Connections
- Recommended Browsers
- Avoid Developer Tools / Firebug
- Refresh the Editor
1. CDN for Static App Files
We use the Amazon CloudFront to serve all static files.
This service consists in delivering content from different locations throughout the world. Every request made is redirected to the closest server, so content is served as fast as possible.
For example, if a user is located in Australia, the requests for static files being made will head to a server in his/her country, instead of going to a server in the US or somewhere else.
The closer the server, the faster the transfer of files.
This only speeds your experience up, wherever you are located.
We only serve static APP files from CDN, not for the public sites.
2. Minimum Memory Required
You’ll need at least 2GB of RAM to run pour web tool smoothly.
If you have less than this, you may be experiencing lags in your browser or in your computer in general.
3. Internet Connection Speed
We transfers a lot of data back and forth, thus a fast connection is required.
2 MBPS (megabits per second) is recommended.
4. Avoid Intermittent Connection
Data is saved constantly, so if your Internet connection is being interrupted continuously, your site might suffer errors.
This issue is a delicate one. Data might get corrupt or not properly saved.
This can happen frequently on a wireless network. If you’re on Wifi, the further away you are from the router or access point, the faultier your connection will be.
Try getting closer to it.
5. Recommended Browsers
Latest versions of standard compliant browsers are required to work with our editor. And it’s also a good advise to use them for browsing any site.
Both Firefox’s and Chrome’s latest versions are advisable, though we’d suggest Firefox if we have to pick just one. At the time of writing this post, the latest versions are: Firefox 18.0.2 and Chrome 24.0.1312.57 m..
You can download them from these links:
- No version of Internet Explorer is supported yet (for the editor).
- All modern browsers are supported for visitors of your site (including Internet Explorer)
6. Avoid Developer Tools / Firebug
They are sometimes called generically the “F12 Developer Tools”, referencing the keyboard shortcut that’s usually associated to them.
These tools are very handy for developers as they debug code, functionality and other advanced issues not required for our program as all the functionality is already coded and built in.
Besides this and most importantly for performance and speed purposes, it is recommended to avoid having these tools opened when editing a site in our editor, since it can slow your browser down.
7. Refresh the Editor
If for some reason you feel your experience is a bit slow, you can try refreshing the editor (ctrl/cmd+R).
If you’ve followed all these recommendations and are still having a slow experience, please contact support stating your setup and issue.