Critical CSS

Speed up your online store by generating critical css

$10 one-time charge

App highlights

  • Seamless workflow: use directly in Shopify admin

  • Speed tested: no impact to your online store

Key values section

Faster website

Your website will appear to load faster, especially for first time users.

More, happier customers

The faster your website loads, the less people leave your site and the happier everyone is!

Rank higher in Google

Google is changing their search algorithms to account for website performance and user experience. This app increases both.

Critical CSS

Critical CSS

Speed up your store for first time visitors

Critical CSS works by preloading all the visual content the user sees when they navigate to your website, and downloading the rest in the background. This means when a user comes to your site, they will be able to see the first screen much faster. While they look around and decide what to do next (e.g. whether to scroll down, navigate to a different page, etc), the styles for the entire website are loaded and the user can continue as normal.

Everything is done with 1 click and you can restore everything back to normal whenever you like.

First time vs next time

Most performance enhancing apps focus on speeding up your website by trying to guess what the user will navigate to next, and load it beforehand. This is useful and has its place, but the first visit is the most important. It's when a new customer forms their opinion of your shop and when returning customers are starting another experience with you. If the start is slow, it doesn't matter how fast the middle or the end is.

Critical CSS improves the loading speed for first time users.

It's all about performance

Website performance is starting to play a bigger part on the web. Shopify have recently launched a performance score, while Google are increasingly taking website performance into account when ranking in search results.

This is a small but important piece of the puzzle, helping your store be as fast as possible and give your customers the best experience.

Launch date

Critical CSS

Critical CSS

Speed up your store for first time visitors

Critical CSS works by preloading all the visual content the user sees when they navigate to your website, and downloading the rest in the background. This means when a user comes to your site, they will be able to see the first screen much faster. While they look around and decide what to do next (e.g. whether to scroll down, navigate to a different page, etc), the styles for the entire website are loaded and the user can continue as normal.

Everything is done with 1 click and you can restore everything back to normal whenever you like.

First time vs next time

Most performance enhancing apps focus on speeding up your website by trying to guess what the user will navigate to next, and load it beforehand. This is useful and has its place, but the first visit is the most important. It's when a new customer forms their opinion of your shop and when returning customers are starting another experience with you. If the start is slow, it doesn't matter how fast the middle or the end is.

Critical CSS improves the loading speed for first time users.

It's all about performance

Website performance is starting to play a bigger part on the web. Shopify have recently launched a performance score, while Google are increasingly taking website performance into account when ranking in search results.

This is a small but important piece of the puzzle, helping your store be as fast as possible and give your customers the best experience.

Launch date

Pricing

$10 one time charge

* All charges are billed in USD.

Reviews

4.3 of 5 stars

The overall rating reflects the current state of the app. It accounts for all app reviews but prioritizes the most recent ones.

  • 5 of 5 stars
    78% of ratings are 5 stars
  • 4 of 5 stars
    0% of ratings are 4 stars
    0
  • 3 of 5 stars
    11% of ratings are 3 stars
  • 2 of 5 stars
    0% of ratings are 2 stars
    0
  • 1 of 5 stars
    11% of ratings are 1 stars

Cymbal House

The app does a more measurable progress on mobile download speed increasing First Contentful Paint which was around 3.4 s on a collection page, now app installed it is about 1.3 s. Overall our Google Pagespeed score increased around 5 - 8 points for the same collection page.

beautifulartgift

I had some problems with it but now it works fine! but charged me twice... if it weren't for that I would give 5 stars

CARZILLA

A quick and easy way that made our site snappier with first visits and slower connections where the browser needs to initial cache. This did not make lighthouse faster for us, perhaps a misconception of what critical CSS does, but it does make real world load time faster and lowered our blocking time.

Apps similar to Critical CSS

Booster: Page Speed Optimizer

Booster: Page Speed Optimizer

Page Speed Booster. Increase Conversions & Sales w/Pagespeed

4.9 of 5 stars(1037reviews)
Free
Lucky Orange Heatmaps & Replay

Lucky Orange Heatmaps & Replay

Website tools to improve cart checkout and grow conversions

4.5 of 5 stars(732reviews)
Free plan available
Page Speed Booster

Page Speed Booster

Boost your page speed and conversion rate in JUST 30 seconds!

4.7 of 5 stars(411reviews)
Free
Bulk Image Edit ‑ Image SEO

Bulk Image Edit ‑ Image SEO

Image SEO, image alt-text, rename, resize, watermark, compress

4.8 of 5 stars(2160reviews)
Free plan available