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Posts tagged ‘performance’

Images – why the right format matters

Websites in the past few years have started to suffer from bloatedness and over-indulgance. People have predicted that an average site may hit 2mb by the end of 2013 which is fairly hefty, especially for people on a slow network or those with a fixed amount of data they can use each month. There are lots of code refactoring processes that can be done to improve things but you don’t need to be a coder to make your site faster – just use the correct image for the subject matter it contains and you can make some amazing size savings. Read more

Writing jQuery/javascript that doesn’t suck

At the start of the year I was asked by the London Web Standards Group to do a talk at their January meet-up and after a bit of thinking I decided to talk about writing jQuery/javaScript that doesn’t suck; I’ve had to clean up plenty of badly written code in the past and I therefore thought I had some decent things to say. It must have gone well as the London jQuery user group asked me to give it again in their July met-up (which is on the 4th July). I included reference to plenty of external sites in the talk and they can ALL be found in this post (and a few extra bonuses). Read more