We want faster websites, and browsers are helping us get there—searching for patterns, analyzing behaviors, and guessing where users might click next. But we know our sites and users best, and we can use that insight to proactively nudge browsers along. Predictive browsing queues up resources before users even ask for them, creating a faster, more seamless experience. Santiago Valdarrama looks at the benefits and costs of three prebrowsing techniques at our disposal.
It’s really tempting to memorize a bunch of do’s and don’ts when it comes to performance, but you’ll end up with a couple problems:
You’ll misapply the rule because you haven’t established the context in which to use it. (The classic here is -webkit-transform: translateZ(0); it gets a lot of abuse.)Implementations change so you apply the rule when it no longer makes sense. Worse it might now be an antipattern!
Recently, something remarkable happened on Twitter: On Saturday, August 3 in Japan, people watched an airing of Castle in the Sky, and at one moment they took to Twitter so much that we hit a one-s......
"Recently we’ve heard some myths being repeated about mobile HTML performance that are not all that accurate. Like good urban myths, they sound compelling and plausible. But these myths are based on incorrect premises, misconceptions about the relationship between native and web software stacks and a scattershot of skewed data points. "
This article is an attempt to sum up a small number of generic rules that appear to be useful rules of thumb when creating high performing programs. It is structured by first establishing some fundamental causes of performance hits followed by their extensions.
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In a substantial, well-researched blog article, Drew Crawford lays out all the reasons why he believes mobile web applications are slow today and why he does not expect this dramatically improve in the near feature.