Front-end Performance: Building Faster Websites

This full-day workshop with Harry Roberts of CSS Wizardry will equip you with expert tools to dramatically improve the performance of your sites.

£320 + VAT

28 April
Avonmouth House, London (map)

Performance is big business. Every case study out there tells us that users hate slow experiences, and that faster experiences generate more conversions: more conversions means more money. But, in the age of diversifying audiences on a variety of unknown connections, the mobile boom meaning more people on sub-standard networks, and the web’s serious bloat problem, general performance experiences are pretty bad.

Topics covered

  • how the network really works, and how to design around it;
  • how to keep websites fast whilst keeping clients and stakeholders happy;
  • how to optimise our assets for faster delivery;
  • how to trick the browser into delivering assets with different priorities;
  • how to measure and profile performance wins and losses;
  • a whole host of tips, tricks, and techniques to help us deliver the same experiences in record times;
  • a bunch of fascinating little factoids and trivia which help shine a light on what’s really going on under the hood;
  • lots of naughty little micro-optimisations, just for fun;
  • and a lot, lot more.

Prerequisites

This workshop is targeted at intermediate to advanced front-end developers, web designers, and software engineers, or anybody who writes code. There will be resources and case studies for you to take back to non-technical stakeholders to help convince them of the power of performance.

You will need a laptop, and something for making a lot of notes.

Training venue

This workshop will take place at Avonmouth House – a purpose-built training venue located between Borough and Elephant & Castle in London. We offer dedicated WiFi and provide breakfast on arrival, drinks and snacks throughout the day, plus a sit-down hot lunch.

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Course tutor

Harry Roberts

With a client list including Google, the United Nations, and Unilever, Harry is an award-winning Consultant Front-end Architect who helps organisations and teams across the globe to plan, build, and maintain product-scale UIs. He writes on the subjects of CSS architecture, performance, and scalability at csswizardry.com; develops and maintains inuitcss; authored CSS Guidelines; and Tweets at @csswizardry.

Harry Roberts

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