Performance Implications of Mobile Design

Web Performance
Location: Hilton 1-6 Level: Intermediate
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Building a good mobile website, spanning different devices, platforms and contexts, is a difficult task. The need to make that website FAST is often overlooked as designers and developers focus on layout and functionality, often resulting with slow and heavy mobile sites.

In this presentation we’ll review the top design paradigms for building a mobile website. We’ll briefly explain each approach, touch on the key implementation points, and dig into the primary performance concerns it creates. We’ll share real world examples, demonstrate what went wrong, and talk about how you can avoid these problems on your own site.

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Guy Podjarny


Guy Podjarny, or Guypo, is a Chief Product Architect at Akamai. Guy works on Automated Front-End Optimization, and was the co-founder and CTO of, later acquired by Akamai. Guy has been in the web application field for over a decade, moving from Web Application Security to Web Application Performance, but keeping his focus on deep analysis of web pages. Guy is also a self admitted efficiency fanatic, looking to extract the most out of everything, from a packed suitcase to a complex web 2.0 app


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