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Look, Ma, No Image Requests!

Pamela Fox (Khan Academy)
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Location: 212 Level: Intermediate
Average rating: ****.
(4.00, 12 ratings)

In a single day and one code review, we were able to remove 10+ HTTP requests for images from our landing page, and sped up the page load time by more than 2×. This talk looks at the five different techniques for removing those images – like spriting, data URIs, and custom fonts, plus the the tools that made those techniques easier to use.

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Pamela Fox

Khan Academy

Pamela Fox loves to learn, teach, create, and every combination of those. During the day, she creates the programming curriculum for Khan Academy, to teach the next generation of programmers. On the side, she teaches web development classes for the GirlDevelopIt San Francisco chapter. Before that, she was a frontend engineer at Coursera, a developer advocate at Google, and a graduate from USC’s Computer Science Department.