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Chapter 10A Multi-device Web World

Warm Up

We've covered lots of ways to optimize site performance, but we still need to discuss how to serve the right content to users based on their device and the circumstances they're in. Getting this right can also result in significant performance improvements.

Detecting devices is a crucial part of this. In this chapter, we'll look at how to identify if your users are on a laptop, tablet or smartphone, and if they're on a fast or slow connection. We'll also look at why performance on mobile devices is especially important.

One Web in a Multi-device World

One Web means making, as far as is reasonable, the same information and services available to users irrespective of the device they are using. However, ...

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