Even Faster Web Sites: Performance Best Practices for Web Developers
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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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - nmarun - LibraryThing
This book is like a sequel to the High Performance Web Sites by the same author. Although there are some concepts in this book that I would've probably never used, mostly because I never knew about ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - conceptDawg - LibraryThing
Good book. Small but packed with information. It's really only useful for developers that are running high-traffic sites. If you're not getting 100k visitors per day then many of the ideas will be ... 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