Even Faster Web Sites: Performance Best Practices for Web Developers [NOOK Book]

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Performance is critical to the success of any web site, and yet today's web applications push browsers to their limits with increasing amounts of rich content and heavy use of Ajax. In this book, Steve Souders, web performance evangelist at Google and former Chief Performance Yahoo!, provides valuable techniques to help you optimize your site's performance.


Souders' previous book, the bestselling High Performance Web Sites, shocked the web ...

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Even Faster Web Sites: Performance Best Practices for Web Developers

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Overview

Performance is critical to the success of any web site, and yet today's web applications push browsers to their limits with increasing amounts of rich content and heavy use of Ajax. In this book, Steve Souders, web performance evangelist at Google and former Chief Performance Yahoo!, provides valuable techniques to help you optimize your site's performance.


Souders' previous book, the bestselling High Performance Web Sites, shocked the web development world by revealing that 80% of the time it takes for a web page to load is on the client side. In Even Faster Web Sites, Souders and eight expert contributors provide best practices and pragmatic advice for improving your site's performance in three critical categories:


  • JavaScript-Get advice for understanding Ajax performance, writing efficient JavaScript, creating responsive applications, loading scripts without blocking other components, and more.
  • Network-Learn to share resources across multiple domains, reduce image size without loss of quality, and use chunked encoding to render pages faster.
  • Browser-Discover alternatives to iframes, how to simplify CSS selectors, and other techniques.


Speed is essential for today's rich media web sites and Web 2.0 applications. With this book, you'll learn how to shave precious seconds off your sites' load times and make them respond even faster.


This book contains six guest chapters contributed by Dion Almaer, Doug Crockford, Ben Galbraith, Tony Gentilcore, Dylan Schiemann, Stoyan Stefanov, Nicole Sullivan, and Nicholas C. Zakas.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780596555849
  • Publisher: O'Reilly Media, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 6/4/2009
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 256
  • File size: 8 MB

Meet the Author

Steve Souders works at Google on web performance and open source initiatives. His books High Performance Web Sites and Even Faster Web Sites explain 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 with more than 1 million downloads. He serves as co-chair of Velocity, the web performance and operations conference sponsored by O'Reilly. Steve taught CS193H: High Performance Web Sites at Stanford, and he frequently speaks at such conferences as OSCON, Rich Web Experience, Web 2.0 Expo, and The Ajax Experience.

Steve previously worked at Yahoo! as the Chief Performance Yahoo!, where he blogged about web performance on Yahoo! Developer Network. He was named a Yahoo! Superstar. Steve worked on many of the platforms and products within the company, including running the development team for My Yahoo!. Prior to Yahoo! Steve worked at several small to mid-sized startups including two companies he co-founded, Helix Systems and CoolSync. He also worked at General Magic, WhoWhere?, and Lycos.

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Table of Contents

Credits

Preface

Chapter 1: Understanding Ajax Performance

Chapter 2: Creating Responsive Web Applications

Chapter 3: Splitting the Initial Payload

Chapter 4: Loading Scripts Without Blocking

Chapter 5: Coupling Asynchronous Scripts

Chapter 6: Positioning Inline Scripts

Chapter 7: Writing Efficient JavaScript

Chapter 8: Scaling with Comet

Chapter 9: Going Beyond Gzipping

Chapter 10: Optimizing Images

Chapter 11: Sharding Dominant Domains

Chapter 12: Flushing the Document Early

Chapter 13: Using Iframes Sparingly

Chapter 14: Simplifying CSS Selectors

Performance Tools

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