The Analytics That Matter

published 25.06.2020 17:00

by Chris Coyier from

But on your own site (again, where the focused analytics actually matter) we can tell performance tools which elements matter us and record when they render.

So rather than a single synthetic test being the source of all performance testing on your site, you’re tracking real users actually using the site on their actual devices.

If you’re hoping for more useful analytics data on your site, you have to think about it a little harder up front.

And it’s not just “I can’t use CSS grid because IE 11 has 1.42% of global usage still” stuff, it’s about measuring metrics that matter to your site, no matter what they are.

Similarly, FID is cool and all, but why not fire off a JavaScript event telling performance tooling when things happen that are important to your site.