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Lean Websites by Barbara Bermes

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Chapter 7Producing Lean Web Assets: Part 2

Warm Up

This chapter continues the theme of producing lean web assets, focusing on images, videos, audio, and web fonts. We'll cover several techniques for conquering common performance challenges with these assets, including when to use web fonts, and how to load them more efficiently.

Webpages have to be designed with speed in mind. In fact, speed must be the overriding design criterion. To keep page sizes small, graphics should be kept to a minimum and multimedia effects should only be used when they truly add to the user's understanding of the information.

This comment comes from the Nielsen Norman Group all the way back in 1997. But it's actually still a valid suggestion, even almost 20 years ...

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