High-Performance Front-End Development

Ben Byrne
Primary Audience: Developer | Level: Advanced | About Ben»

When it comes to the web, studies have shown that having a fast-loading site is critically important. Often, focus on improving a web site’s performance focuses on “back end” optimization: making sure your server has enough RAM, Apache is configured properly, and your site is being cached server-side.

But that’s only half the equation: another huge factor is how quickly the user’s browser can load and process the assets delivered by the server. This session will go far beyond simply reducing image file sizes (though that helps), and cover advanced techniques for improving performance, such as CSS sprites, reducing DOM complexity, tuning external asset loading, and more.