Posts Tagged “Performance”

Request Map Generator

I was reading Harry Roberts’ post, Identifying, Auditing, and Discussing Third Parties, and realized I hadn’t paid proper attention to the Request Map Generator built by Simon Hearne. It’s fantastic. Read note

Smashing Conf 2018

I just got back from attending & speaking at Smashing Conf 2018. I had a great time—the speakers were excellent, and the Smashing team is always so helpful and supportive. It was my first time speaking... Read note

Please Turn Off Your Ad Blocker

It’s common for sites to ask users to turn off ad blockers. I often happily oblige to support sites I value. I’d likely oblige more often if the differences in experience weren’t so extreme. Here’s one... Read note

Third-Party Scripts

As a web designer and builder, the list of things I’ve felt responsible for on the execution side of the process (once research, writing, planning, etc. reaches a point) has expanded over the years. Each new... Read note

M-Dot or RWD

M Dot or RWD. Which is Faster? outlines some great research conducted by Doug Sillars on whether m-dot or responsive sites are faster. Redirects slow m-dot sites from the very start while those sites might turn... Read note

Optimizing Images

Friends don’t let friends load 300kb PNG images on their websites no matter how cool the transparent photo of a happy customer waving over a gradient background looks. That said, when raster graphics are required, one... Read note