Drew McLellan is Director and Senior Developer at UK web development agency edgeofmyseat.com, and lead developer for their small content management system, Perch. Prior to this, he was a Web Developer for Yahoo!, and from 2006-08 was Group Lead for The Web Standards Project. Drew has had articles published by A List Apart, Adobe, and O'Reilly Media, and writes at his personal site allinthehead.com and, with a little help from his friends, at 24ways.org.
Back to Front Web Performance
No one has ever complained that your web site is too fast. The single biggest advantage the native apps hold over the web is the responsiveness of their interfaces. Ask a user why they gave up using your site and they may not be able to tell you, but that laggy interface may have chipped away at the experience until your site becomes a drag to use. Find out how to make your web site blazingly fast by taking a holistic approach of designing performance into your entire stack, from the data centre right through to the browser.Slides