Proxy browsers get a bad rep. “They’re antiques.” “They behave in weird ways.” “They’re crappy browsers.” But a deeper understanding of what they accomplish, and what they do behind the scenes, reveals that they’re actually quite ingenious and capable of providing incredible performance gains.
By focusing on reducing the impact on both the network and the device, proxy browsers enable people with less capable devices and slow, expensive networks to access the web. Far from being outdated, proxy browsers are uniquely positioned to bring the web to the next wave of people and devices around the world.
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Tim Kadlec is a performance consultant and trainer focused on building a web everyone can use. He is the author of High Performance Images and Implementing Responsive Design: Building Sites for an Anywhere, Everywhere Web and was a contributing author for Smashing Book #4: New Perspectives on Web Design and the Web Performance Daybook: Volume 2. He writes about all things web at Timkadlec.com.
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