In this workshop, Steve Souders explains the rules he developed as part of YSlow, as well as new best practices he’s developed while at Google. With those in mind, he analyzes several of today’s popular websites to see how well they follow, or don’t follow, this advice. As part of this analysis attendees will learn how to use tools like Firebug, YSlow, HttpWatch, Hammerhead, Cuzillion, and Smush.it.
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Steve Souders works at Google on web performance and open source initiatives, and previously served as the Chief Performance Yahoo!. He also co-founded Helix Systems and CoolSync, and worked at General Magic, WhoWhere?, and Lycos. Souders is the creator of YSlow, the performance analysis extension to Firebug, which has over 700,000 downloads. He serves as co-chair of Velocity, the web performance and operations conference from O’Reilly, and is co-founder of the Firebug Working Group. He recently taught High Performance Web Sites at Stanford University.
What should I bring with me?
A laptop computer, and a copy of High Performance Web Sites, O’Reilly Media, Inc.
Steve Souders is chief curver at SpeedCurve, where he works on the interplay between performance and design. Steve previously served as Google’s head performance engineer, Yahoo’s chief performance officer, and Fastly’s chief performance officer. Steve pioneered much of the work in the world of web performance. He is the author of High Performance Web Sites and Even Faster Web Sites as well as the creator of many performance tools and services including YSlow, HTTP Archive, Episodes, ControlJS, and Browserscope. Steve taught CS193H: High Performance Web Sites at Stanford and serves as cochair of Velocity, the web performance and operations conference from O’Reilly.
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