The Usability Post
Thoughts on design and user experience by Dmitry Fadeyev

Patrick Hamann on Making the Guardian Load Under 1000ms

Presentation slides by Patrick Hamann on the techniques his team used to make new Guardian site load under 1 second. Unfortunately no video, but the slides contain a lot of useful takeaways. Some highlights:

  1. Ilya Grigorik, High Performance Browser Networking, 2013, O’Reilly. (Read online)

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