Building a Better Web
June 11–12, 2018: Training
June 12–14, 2018: Tutorials & Conference
San Jose, CA

Hacking Web Performance

Maximiliano Firtman (ITMaster Professional Training)
11:00am–11:40am Wednesday, June 13, 2018
Performance and UX
Location: 210 A/E Level: Beginner
Secondary topics:  Best practice, Technical, Web Pillars Track: Performance, Security, Accessibility

Who is this presentation for?

Web designers, Web developers, Performance Engineers

Prerequisite knowledge

Basic web performance and HTTP experience

What you'll learn

Updated checklist for web performance optimization


After quickly reviewing current metrics and goals for web performance, we will get into advanced hacks to increase perception and performance on the web and PWAs.

We will cover the updated checklist of techniques to improve experience and perception and recent additions and hacks, such as: the usage of HTTP/2 push, replacing PNGs, JPEGs and Animated GIFs, HTTP Client Hints, better compression encoding algorithms, browser’s prefetching and lazy loading new abilities and how advanced techniques on top of Service Workers can help improving conversion and reduce user’s frustration.

We’ll cover some extreme new ideas, such as serving ATF content in 14Kb, using magician tricks or using new APIs to do reactive performance optimizations.

We will finally talk about how we always underestimate the Web on mobile devices and what we can learn from the AMP framework.

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Maximiliano Firtman

ITMaster Professional Training

Max Firtman (@firt) is a mobile + web developer, trainer, speaker, and writer. He has authored many books, including Programming the Mobile Web and High Performance Mobile Web published by O’Reilly Media, and many online courses at Lynda, LinkedIn Learning, Safari, Udemy and more publishers. He is a frequent speaker at conferences worldwide and he has been widely recognized for his work in the mobile-web community by Adobe, Microsoft, Nokia, BlackBerry, and more. He teaches mobile, HTML5, PWA and performance trainings for top companies around the world.

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