Archive for the ‘Performance’ Category

Third-Party Scripts

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Trent Walton: My latest realization is that delivering a performant, accessible, responsive, scalable website isn’t enough: I also need to consider the impact of third-party scripts. No matter how solid I think my prototype is, it doesn’t absolve m...

Front-End Performance Checklist

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Vitaly Friedman swings wide with a massive list of performance considerations. It's a well-considered mix of old tactics (cutting the mustard, progressive enhancement, etc.) and newer considerations (tree shaking, prefetching, etc.). I like the inclusi...

Breaking Down the Performance API

JavaScript’s Performance API is prudent, because it hands over tools to accurately measure the performance of Web pages, which, in spite of being performed since long before, never really became easy or precise enough. That said, it isn’t as easy t...

Comparing Novel vs. Tried and True Image Formats

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Popular image file formats such as JPG, PNG, and GIF have been around for a long time. They are relatively efficient and web developers have introduced many optimization solutions to further compress their size. However, the era of JPGs, PNGs, and GIFs...

PHP-FPM tuning: Using ‘pm static’ for Max Performance

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Let's take a very quick look at how best to set up PHP-FPM for high throughput, low latency, and a more stable use of CPU and memory. By default, most setups have PHP-FPM’s PM (process manager) string set to dynamic and there’s also the common advi...

23 Development Tools for Boosting Website Performance

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When dealing with performance, it's hard to remember all the tools that might help you out during development. For that purpose, we've compiled a list of 23 performance tools for your reference. Some you'll have heard of, others probably not. Some have...

JavaScript Performance Optimization Tips: An Overview

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In this post, there's lots of stuff to cover across a wide and wildly changing landscape. It's also a topic that covers everyone's favorite: The JS Framework of the Month™. We'll try to stick to the "Tools, not rules" mantra and keep the JS buzzwords...

Progressive Web Apps: A Crash Course

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Progressive Web Apps (PWAs) try to overlap the worlds of the mobile web apps and native mobile apps by offering the best features of each to mobile users. They offer an app-like user experience (splash screens and home screen icons), they're served fro...

Progressive Web Apps: A Crash Course

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Progressive Web Apps (PWAs) try to overlap the worlds of the mobile web apps and native mobile apps by offering the best features of each to mobile users. They offer an app-like user experience (splash screens and home screen icons), they're served fro...