Mobile Web & HTML5 Performance Optimization

Max Firtman (ITMaster Professional Training)
Mobile Performance Mission City
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Mobile web is coming in 2011 with a strong wave; mobile devices are more powerful every year; mobile browsers are evolving even faster than desktop web browser; and tablets have mobile browsers rather tan desktop browsers. That is a good mix of new problems for WPO.

How to deal with mobile browsers?

We will discuss challenges on WPO measurement techniques over mobile browsers. How can we create accurate waterfall charts? Do emulators help? What about HTTP proxies?
We are going to show live demos of HTTP waterfalls from mobile browsers and how to get them accurately.

How is WPO impacting on mobile web?

We’ll also get in the well-known techniques for website’s performance and how real mobile devices react to the most important ones. What are the big differences between desktop and mobile web performance? Why WPO has more impact on mobile environment?
This session includes a brief overview about mobile web browsers today, what we should expect in this year and how to deal with pseudo-browsers, having million of downloads at stores.

We will get into real examples and their differents behaviours in the most important mobile & tablet browsers, including platforms such as iOS, Android, webOS, BlackBerry, Symbian and other mid-end devices.

We will see how new stuff in HTML5 and related-technologies can help our mobile websites to improve performance.

We will cover:

  • Offline AppCache
  • Offline Storage
  • WebSQL API
  • Data URI
  • Offline icons
  • Using image replacements
  • UI enhancement
  • Connection type detection (2G, 3G, WiFi, etc)
  • JavaScript and frameworks performance
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Max Firtman

ITMaster Professional Training

Max Firtman is a mobile and web developer, trainer, speaker, and writer. Max teaches mobile HTML5 and performance trainings for top companies around the world. The founder of IT-training company ITMaster, Max is a well-known professional in the mobile web community. He blogs about mobile web platforms on, keeps compatibility tables updated at, and has written many books, including Programming the Mobile Web (available in a second edition) and the recent High Performance Mobile Web, published by O’Reilly Media. He is a frequent speaker at conferences, including QCon, Mobilism, OSCON, Velocity, Fluent, Google Developer Day, JSConf, GOTO, AdobeCamp, and many other events around the world. Max has been widely recognized for his work in the mobile web community. He is an Adobe Community Professional, Microsoft IE User Agent, Nokia Developer Champion, and BlackBerry Elite, among other distinctions.

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Itai Berger
06/30/2011 4:51am PDT

Excellent presentation, too bad the video is not on here but the slides are great. Thanks!

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Tom Barker
06/17/2011 4:22pm PDT

This was one of the best presentations at the conference, and the easily the one most densely packed with useful tactical information.

Hongjian Zhao
06/17/2011 3:47pm PDT

It agree with Kevin. Thank Maximiliano.

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Kevin Goff
06/17/2011 4:43am PDT

This was my favorite session. I took away usable tips that I intend to put into practice with our mobile sites. Thanks!

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Max Firtman
06/14/2011 2:06pm PDT

Thanks Jon!. Slides will be available in this site soon

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Jon West
06/14/2011 10:04am PDT

Excellent! Will you make your presentation slides available? I’m going to make a pitch to redesign our mobile websites and would love to use it for support.

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Max Firtman
05/31/2011 4:33am PDT

Thanks Steve! It’s great to be there again this year with lot of excited tricks for mobile web performance! I’m preparing my legs for my trip from Buenos Aires to the SF bay area!

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Steve Souders
05/31/2011 3:56am PDT

Maximiliano delivered a great session at last year’s Velocity. I’m excited to have him back again (all the way from Buenos Aires!). This workshop is going to dovetail nicely with Ariya’s immediately before. I encourage mobile web devs to attend both of these.

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  • Cisco
  • Google
  • Neustar
  • Betfair
  • Cotendo
  • Rackspace Hosting
  • Akamai
  • Apica
  • dynaTrace
  • Equinix
  • Facebook
  • New Relic
  • Opscode
  • Yahoo! Inc.
  • AppDynamics
  • Aptimize
  • Blaze
  • CDNetworks
  • Cedexis
  • Citrix Systems
  • Compuware Corporation
  • Dyn Inc.
  • F5 Networks
  • Heroku
  • Percona
  • Quest Software
  • Schooner Information Technology
  • SiteSpect
  • Splunk
  • Strangeloop
  • WatchMouse
  • Zeus Technology
  • Neustar

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