Deliberate Performance

A9a379f2e92c7ded4564190c5b286b78?s=47 Tim Kadlec
September 12, 2013

Deliberate Performance

No one wants to create a slow site. Yet that's exactly what happens. Not only do fat sites exist, they're actually becoming more and more common. It would be one thing if performance was merely another feature, but the reality is that performance is a fundamental component of the user experience. As Steve Jobs once pointed out, design is not merely about how something looks but also how something works.

If we want to start providing people with the fast experiences they so desperately want, performance needs to be engrained throughout the entire process.

Presented at Smashing Conference 2013, in Freiburg Germany on September 9th, 2013.

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Tim Kadlec

September 12, 2013
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  1. 12.

    Minimize JS & CSS Optimize images GZip JS at bottom

    Async scripts Browser caching Avoid redirects Monday, September 9, 13
  2. 15.

    I doubt anyone really wants to release a site that

    doesn't perform well, it's just a product of not being afforded the luxury of time and top-down pressure. — a friend. Monday, September 9, 13
  3. 50.

    Speed is the most important feature. If your application is

    slow, people won’t use it....If something is slow, they’re just gone. — Fred Wilson http://bit.ly/csL5ck Monday, September 9, 13
  4. 51.

    There is real empirical evidence that substantiates the fact that

    speed is more than a feature. It’s a requirement. — Fred Wilson http://bit.ly/csL5ck Monday, September 9, 13
  5. 52.

    There is real empirical evidence that substantiates the fact that

    speed is more than a feature. It’s a requirement. — Fred Wilson http://bit.ly/csL5ck It’s a requirement. Monday, September 9, 13
  6. 75.

    Being a Web designer & not considering speed/ performance is

    like being a print designer & not considering how your colors will print. — Luke Wroblewski http://bit.ly/yRvfu8 Monday, September 9, 13
  7. 95.

    Now more than ever, we’re designing work meant to be

    viewed along a gradient of different experiences. — Ethan Marcotte http://bit.ly/Wi0xvw Monday, September 9, 13
  8. 96.

    Now more than ever, we’re designing work meant to be

    viewed along a gradient of different experiences. — Ethan Marcotte http://bit.ly/Wi0xvw Now more than ever, we’re designing work meant to be viewed along a gradient of different experiences. gradient of different experiences Monday, September 9, 13
  9. 97.

    Now more than ever, we’re designing work meant to be

    viewed along a gradient of different experiences. — Ethan Marcotte http://bit.ly/Wi0xvw Now more than ever, we’re designing work meant to be viewed along a gradient of different experiences. gradient of different experiences Monday, September 9, 13
  10. 101.

    By keeping your client side code small and lightweight, you

    can literally open your product up to new markets. — Chris Zacharias http://bit.ly/Vl1sqy Monday, September 9, 13
  11. 122.

    thank you Smashing Conference | September 9th, 2013 | @tkadlec

    | timkadlec.com Monday, September 9, 13