Tl;DR This post summarizes a recent talk Weston Ruter and myself gave at Chrome Dev Summit , 2018: Content Management Systems (CMS) are software platforms designed to simplify the creation and management of websites and their content. Nowadays, about 50% of websites are powered by some sort of CMS platform. Below, we discuss our experience moving … Continue reading Progressive Content Management Systems
If you navigate to whatwebcando.today, you will see which Web APIs are currently natively supported by the browser you are using. Although there is some variability between browsers, the important thing to realize is the number and richness of the web APIs that are standard today. With them we can implement awesome and complex web experiences … Continue reading Progressive WordPress
One challenging aspect of web performance is that it is often addressed once it has become a problem already; this can be referred to as a “reactive approach to handling performance”. A reactive approach is challenging because the symptoms of the problem emerge way after they were introduced early on during the initial design/implementation phases … Continue reading Reasoning about Speed
As we discussed before, users have high expectations with respect to the performance of websites; and when those expectations are not met users react in ways that clearly impact the outcome of key business metrics. There have been a variety of studies aimed and showing this reality. For example, a study made by Double Click … Continue reading The Cost of Bad Performance
TL;DR attaining good performance is hard because there has been a drastic change on the dominant platform on which users access the web: the Mobile Web, and that change has been out of sync with the techniques and approaches we use to develop applications that run on that platform. In the previous post, we discussed what … Continue reading Why Is Attaining Good Performance Hard?
In the previous post we started a thread aimed at advancing our understanding of the fundamentals and challenges of mobile performance. In this post we continue the discussion, asking: what is performance? Users have high expectations and demands regarding their website experience; we want simplicity and ease of use (don’t make me think), we want … Continue reading What is Mobile Performance?
Niklaus Wirth (remember Pascal and Modula?) wrote a paper back in 1995 issuing a Plea for Lean Software. He starts by stating a fact that has remained true in the desktop world since then: “Memory requirements of today’s workstations typically jump substantially whenever there is a new software release. When demand surpasses capacity, it is … Continue reading The Perils of Mobile Web Performance