An introduction to Web Performance Optimisation - practical steps for reducing costs and improving the user experience

schedule 02:15 PM - 03:00 PM place EN 205 (C40) people 35 Attending

The web is increasingly becoming the standard way in which we conduct our business, but despite the use of ever improving technologies many websites are frustratingly slow and getting slower. It is becoming more difficult to compete for and retain users attention, and If you operate in the online space you can no longer afford to ignore the performance of your website or platform.

This talk will provide an introduction to and the benefits of web-performance optimisation, explain why it matters now more than ever and why it's so commonly overlooked during the development process. It will also show how you can identify and fix the most common performance pitfalls, resulting in reduced costs, and increased user engagement and satisfaction.

During this talk there will be an opportunity to follow along on your own laptop and learn how to use some of the tools firsthand.

 
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Outline/structure of the Session

  • why performance matters and why you can no longer ignore it
  • why it is commonly overlooked during the web development process
  • how to identify and fix the most common and critical performance pitfalls

Learning Outcome

Why you should treat web performance as your number one feature.

How to use some of the industry standard tools (such as Chrome DevTools, WebPage Test, PageSpeed Insights, and SiteSpeed.io) to identify common performance issues.

How to fix these common issues, and how to integrate the fixes into your build and deployment pipelines.

Target Audience

anyone with a technical background working in an internet based business who wishes to improve their users experience

Prerequisite

A basic understanding of internet technologies such as how a web page is built (html, js, css) and how it's served (http).

A laptop with Google Chrome installed if you wish to follow along.

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