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Lean Websites by Barbara Bermes

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Chapter 11Mobile Optimization Techniques

Warm Up

In the last chapter, we discussed some of the performance challenges posed by the mobile web. Let's take a look at how to address those challenges, by running through some performance boosters that can help make a mobile website lean and fast. At the end of the chapter, I'll present you with some ideas on how to create your own mobile strategy.

Mobile Performance Boosters

Let's start by examining options for improving mobile web browsing.

Offline Storage

HTML5 introduced offline storage, which makes it possible for browsers to store a copy of a web page, thus allowing users to browse the page while offline. Offline storage can help save unnecessary HTTP requests by removing the need to re-fetch ...

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