High Performance Web Sites: Essential Knowledge for Front-End Engineers (Google eBook)
Want your web site to display more quickly? This book presents 14 specific rules that will cut 25% to 50% off response time when users request a page. Author Steve Souders, in his job as Chief Performance Yahoo!, collected these best practices while optimizing some of the most-visited pages on the Web. Even sites that had already been highly optimized, such as Yahoo! Search and the Yahoo! Front Page, were able to benefit from these surprisingly simple performance guidelines.
Each performance rule is supported by specific examples, and code snippets are available on the book's companion web site. The rules include how to:
If you're building pages for high traffic destinations and want to optimize the experience of users visiting your site, this book is indispensable.
"If everyone would implement just 20% of Steve's guidelines, the Web would be adramatically better place. Between this book and Steve's YSlow extension, there's reallyno excuse for having a sluggish web site anymore."
-Joe Hewitt, Developer of Firebug debugger and Mozilla's DOM Inspector
"Steve Souders has done a fantastic job of distilling a massive, semi-arcane art down to a set of concise, actionable, pragmatic engineering steps that will change the world of web performance."
-Eric Lawrence, Developer of the Fiddler Web Debugger, Microsoft Corporation
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Review: High Performance Web SitesUser Review - Christoffer Klang - Goodreads
Most of the stuff in here are things that we take for granted today. On the one hand that leaves me with lots of respect for the material but on the other hand it feels like reading things you already ... Read full review
Review: High Performance Web SitesUser Review - Trevan Hetzel - Goodreads
While a few years dated now, all of the points in this book are still relevant to speeding up modern websites. The first 4 or 5 chapters cover super important topics that every front-end web developer ... Read full review
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