Even Faster Web Sites: Performance Best Practices for Web Developers (Google eBook)
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:
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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Review: Even Faster Web SitesUser Review - Robert - Goodreads
Plenty of solid advice backed up by data and sample code. I picked up a few new optimizations to try and a couple to revisit from reading this book. Well recommended if you want to make a site faster. Read full review
Review: Even Faster Web SitesUser Review - Doug - Goodreads
Much of the material in this book has become dated. A good read, but not as helpful as it once was. Read full review
Chapter 4 Loading Scripts Without Blocking
Chapter 5 Coupling Asynchronous Scripts
Chapter 6 Positioning Inline Scripts
Chapter 8 Scaling with Comet
Chapter 9 Going Beyond Gzipping