Even Faster Web Sites

Location: Salon A-D Level: Intermediate
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Souders, the former Chief Performance Yahoo! now at Google, delivers a brand new set of best practices he’s discovered including:

  • Load scripts without blocking
  • Put inline scripts at the bottom
  • Avoid stylesheets followed by scripts
  • Split the initial payload
  • Split dominant domains
  • Make static content cookie-free
  • Reduce cookie weight
  • Minify CSS
  • Optimize images
  • Use iframes sparingly
  • To www or not to www

In his usual manner, Steve illustrates these performance rules with clear examples and real-world results.

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Steve Souders


Steve works at Google on web performance and open source initiatives. His book High Performance Web Sites explains his best practices for performance along with the research and real-world results behind them. Steve is the creator of YSlow, the performance analysis extension to Firebug. He is also co-chair of Velocity, the first web performance conference sponsored by O’Reilly. He frequently speaks at such conferences as OSCON, Rich Web Experience, Web 2.0 Expo, and The Ajax Experience.

  • Akamai
  • Google
  • Hyperic
  • Sun Microsystems
  • 3Tera, Inc
  • Coradiant
  • Keynote Systems
  • Limelight Networks, Inc.
  • OpSource
  • TechRepublic

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