At Smashing, we’ve struggled with the amber Core Web Vitals score for a while. Then after 6 months we finally managed to fix it. Here’s a little case study on how we detected and fixed the bottlenecks, and how we ended up with green scores, all the way.
“Why are my Core Web Vitals failing?” Many developers have been asking themselves that question lately. Sometimes it’s easy enough to find the answer to that question and the site just needs to invest in performance.
Sometimes though, it’s a little trickier and, despite thinking your site was great on the performance for some reason it still fails. That’s what happened to our very own smashingmagazine.com and figuring out, and fixing, the issue took a bit of digging.