Even Faster Web Sites

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Steve Souders, creator of YSlow, Hammerhead, and UA Profiler, is finishing his second book, Even Faster Websites. In this talk, Steve evangelizes these new best practices including coupling asynchronous scripts, using iframes sparingly, flushing the document early, and CSS performance pitfalls. He illustrates these performance improvements with real world examples and live demonstrations.

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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. Steve is co-chair of Velocity, the web performance and operations conference from O’Reilly, and co-founder of the Firebug Working Group. He taught High Performance Web Sites at Stanford and frequently speaks at such conferences as OSCON, The Ajax Experience, SXSW, and Web 2.0 Expo.

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Steve Souders
04/02/2009 5:53am PDT
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