Build resilient systems at scale
May 27–29, 2015 • Santa Clara, CA

responsive design conference sessions

4:10pm–4:50pm Friday, 05/29/2015
Amiya Gupta (Microsoft)
Slides:   external link shipped a major new release last fall. This talk covers the design principles, challenges encountered, and optimization techniques applied while chasing the goal of great perceived performance. Topics include layout thrashing, navigation and resource timings, responsive design, custom fonts and more.
9:35am–9:55am Friday, 05/29/2015
Bruce Lawson (Opera ASA)
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The next billion people online will overwhelmingly be on mobile devices, and the vast majority will be in emerging economies where devices and networks are constrained. Although you might not know it now, many of the next billion web users will become your customers - or your competitors'. What do you need to know about this billion to ensure your sites perform well for them?
2:40pm–3:20pm Friday, 05/29/2015
Tim Kadlec (Independent)
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Loading images isn't as simple as you think. We often discuss image weight and download time, but mobile devices deal with many other challenges, such as decode times in underpowered CPUs, limited CPU/GPU transfers, and memory consumption. In this talk we'll explain those limitations, their impact, and how you can best handle them on your own site.
11:00am–12:30pm Wednesday, 05/27/2015
Chris Love (Love 2 Dev)
Web performance optimization techniques and practices are well defined, but rarely utilized to create fast, modern, single page web applications. In this tutorial Chris Love will demonstrate how to apply many common web performance optimization techniques and tricks to build a fast, native-like application user experience that end users desire.
3:30pm–3:50pm Wednesday, 05/27/2015
Peter Blum (Instart Logic), Jesse Maula (Idean)
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Responsive web design offers a solution to deliver the right web experience to every device. But its use can result in poor page load performance, which is made worse by bottlenecked wireless networks. Peter and Jesse will discuss some of the challenges around responsive web design, and solutions to dramatically improve page load times when using RWD.
4:10pm–4:50pm Friday, 05/29/2015
Katie Kovalcin (Sparkbox)
Performance is a rising requirement for building successful websites, but successful performance begins far earlier than development. So how do you get your entire team excited by it, specifically aesthetic-heavy designers?
2:40pm–3:20pm Thursday, 05/28/2015
Mark Zeman (SpeedCurve)
The way we visualize performance data can have an impact on how we interpret and communicate performance issues. Learn how data visualization can engage the team around you in meaningful conversations about performance.
5:05pm–5:45pm Friday, 05/29/2015
Ilya Grigorik (Google)
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The limitations of HTTP/1.X forced us to develop various application workarounds to optimize performance, but in the process we've also introduced numerous regressions: poor caching, unnecessary downloads, delayed execution, and more. Well, good news, because HTTP/2 eliminates this tradeoff: we can eliminate the hacks, simplify our applications, and deliver improved performance!