We’ll talk about the benefits in keeping your stack simple, in using the expertise of others, and we'll examine some performance and security benefits of the JAMstack and microservices. the expertise of others.
Images are by far the greatest bottleneck to performance on the web. Running images through a compression program like ImageOptim is a good first step, but what else can we do? In this engaging talk, Una will survey new image formats and dive deep into image rendering and performance optimization techniques, demonstrating practical approaches to making your web projects noticeably faster.
In this talk Andy will explore how some popular types of 3rd parties affect performance, strategies for managing them and examples from sites that have tamed them. You'll come away with a better understanding of third-party performance, and pointers on how to reduce their impact on your visitors' experience.
Loading resources was always a performance hurdle due to suboptimal protocols and late discovery. Despite many advances in network protocols and performance APIs which improved resource loading significantly, there’s still room to make it even faster. We'll discuss H2, QUIC, push, preload, cache digests, connection coalescing and other technologies that'd help you achieve optimal loading.
With HTTP/2, Service Workers, Responsive Images, Flexbox, CSS Grid, SVG, WAI-ARIA roles and Font Loading API now available in browsers, we all are still trying to figure out just the right strategy for designing and buildings responsive websites efficiently. We want to use all of these technologies and smart processes like atomic design, but how can we use them efficiently, and how do we achieve it within a reasonable amount of time?
This workshop is designed for designers and developers who already have a good working knowledge of HTML and CSS. We will cover a range of CSS methods for achieving layout, from those you are safe to use right now even if you need to support older version of Internet Explorer through to things that while still classed as experimental, are likely to ship in browsers in the coming months.
Our conference venue, St. Luke’s Church, is located at 161 Old St. in London, UK. This stunning 18th century church is the home for the London Symphony Orchestra’s rehearsal, performance and education spaces. Arguably one of London’s most striking venues.
Our workshop venue, not finally confirmed, though.
Hurry up: all early bird and regular tickets are sold out,
and we have only 12 conf + workshop tickets left.
(Ah, tickets are cheaper with a Smashing Membership, you know.)
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