Sessions at Velocity Europe 2011 about Web Performance on Wednesday 9th November

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  • Taking on the Performance Challenge

    by Ivo Teel and Laurens van Hees

    Performance has always been something we at SPIL within Technology had thoughts about, but never really had full focus on. Within Development, the main focus has always been delivering features that the business requires from us; performance was never a mindset that we had during the creation of these features. As we have a global audience of 130 million unique visitors visiting our portals daily, we came to the conclusion that we needed to have more focus in the field of performance. We could get so much more out of our current users, by increasing their browsing experience not only from well connected broadband countries but also from countries that have more scattered performance.

    We’ll share with you what we had to do to get Performance on the map, challenges we faced, what we’ve been able to achieve so far and the lessons we’ve learned up until this point. Performance is now fully on our radar and we still have many things we can and will improve.

    At 11:20am to 11:50am, Wednesday 9th November

    Coverage video

  • Chrome Fast

    by Tony Gentilcore

    Google Chrome gets faster and faster with every release. We’ll talk about the latest advances as well as what the team is working on now. Chrome’s speed is great for users, but let’s not forget about developers! Chrome now has the richest developer tools for making your site as fast as possible. Come learn about the new features that have us most excited.

    At 1:30pm to 2:00pm, Wednesday 9th November

  • Firefox Performance

    by Christian Heilmann

    Ghandi once said that there is more to life than increasing its speed. In the same vein there is more to making a browser amazing than making it perform fast. In this talk you’ll learn what Firefox has in store for users and developers alike and get a glimpse into how a browser can blur the line between apps and the web whilst allowing you to experience the web on your own terms.

    At 2:00pm to 2:35pm, Wednesday 9th November

  • Performance Automation 101

    by Jeroen Tjepkema

    By now we all have become aware that faster websites equal to more pageviews, visitors and revenue. In order to optimize web performance most of you have adopted and put to practice the “14 rules for creating high performance websites”. However important it may be, IT organizations don’t necessarily have the resources, time or money available to devote themselves to continuous fine-tuning their web performance. But there’s still the need to optimize and improve.

    It’s time to look for a “steve-in-a-box” approach, automation of web performance optimization. But where to start, what is the ideal type of product or implementation for me? What will it cost or save me? In this session we will cover every aspect of performance automation and more. We will cover: - Automated vs Manual optimization - Current available automated solutions - Build a business case: How to determine what works best for your site? - Benchmark results of automated solutions, including comparison of: overall performance between vendors, by different types of sites and by supported optimization techniques (spriting, concat scripts, data: URI images, etc.) - Tips & Tricks for implementing performance automation within your organization

    All test data will be shared publicly, including detailed overview of test setup.

    At 2:40pm to 3:25pm, Wednesday 9th November

    Coverage slide deck

  • Mobile UI Performance

    by Estelle Weyl

    Mobile browser performance is constrained by more than just bandwidth. You already know slow loading sites create a bad user experience. But even if you’ve resolved download speed, what happens to the user experience if a site is jumpy, choppy, or worse yet, non-responsive to basic interaction.

    Yes, your site loads quickly even with low bandwidth. You’ve followed the 14 WOP tips. You’ve improved your sites performance, or so you think. Your app is loading quickly, but why is it not responding quickly?

    In this session you’ll learn about what YSlow and Page Speed don’t cover. We’ll talk about images, HTML5, CSS3, JavaScript and the DOM. We’ll cover common trouble spots that lead to these poor user experiences as well as tips and techniques to prevent these trouble spots from arising.

    At 3:55pm to 4:40pm, Wednesday 9th November

    Coverage slide deck