Optimizing web performance

A session at Fronteers 2014

Friday 10th October, 2014

9:50am to 10:40am (AMT)

Today, a web page can be delivered to desktop computers, televisions, or handheld devices like tablets or phones. While a technique like responsive design helps ensure that our web sites look good across that spectrum of devices we may forget that we need to make sure that our web sites also perform well across that same spectrum. More and more of our users are shifting their Internet usage to these more varied platforms and connection speeds with some moving entirely to mobile Internet.

In this session we’ll look at the tools that can help you understand, measure and improve the web performance of your web sites and applications. The talk will also discuss how new server-side techniques might help us optimize our front-end performance. Finally, since the best way to test is to have devices in your hand, we’ll discuss some tips for getting your hands on them cheaply.

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Dave Olsen

web dev @ west virginia university. i develop & speak about mobile solutions.

Dave Olsen is a developer from Pisgah, WV who takes ideas from the sketch pad to the browser. When he's not hacking at Pattern Lab or rethinking how we approach web performance and development workflows for responsive design he's on his couch watching soccer. He's a one-time author, sometime speaker, and all-the-time coder.

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Time 9:50am10:40am AMT

Date Fri 10th October 2014

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