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Putting your site on a diet

by Steve Workman

Published May 15, 2013 in Programming

We’re getting fat. And I don’t just mean our waistlines, I mean our websites. We all got broadband connections, uploaded some videos and went for a long lunch. Bandwidth has become so cheap that some hosts have stopped charging for it, unlimited 3G and 4G data isn’t uncommon, and unless you’re a heavy iPlayer user you’re unlikely to hit your quota.

With no rules and limits, we all went a bit mad, gorging ourselves on beautiful imagery, retina displays, rounded corners, infinitely scrollable websites with full-screen 1080p pictures and anything to make our web site stand out. This talk will show you techniques to keep your website weight down.

This presentation was first given at Future of Web Design London 2013

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