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Hacking Web Performance

Book Description

In spite of the many performance optimization techniques in use today, web developers face significant loading issues, particularly on the mobile web. Fortunately, there’s much more you can do to increase your conversion rate in this constantly changing web landscape. With this practical ebook, web developer and trainer Max Firtman provides the latest tips, techniques, and best practices for hacking web performance. You’ll learn how to improve everything from the initial load and data transfer to resource loading and the overall user experience.

You’ll start by reviewing a list of basic actions you should already be using, then dive into network performance hacking techniques with HTTP/2 Push and QUIC. This ebook also provides best practices for executing mobile loading and using JavaScript frameworks. Some hacks won’t require much effort to implement, while others will involve architectural changes.

Discover techniques for:

  • Hacking the initial load: Reduce redirects and implement fast rendering techniques to keep the initial load to a minimum
  • Hacking data transfer: Use readable streams, service workers, and other techniques to increase transfer speeds
  • Hacking resource loading: Reduce loading times by using HTTP/2 Push, modern cache control, and other tools
  • Hacking images and animations: Learn how responsive images, increased use of SVG, and new bitmap formats can improve performance
  • Hacking user experience performance: Keep frame rate and feedback response times consistent in every interaction