Truthfully, whenever I heard talk of website performance in the past, my eyes glazed over. I was too concerned about getting something to work, rather than worrying about the nitty-gritty details of making them work quickly. However, I’ve also always been interested in accessibility and usability. When I started to think about how website performance improvements would also greatly improve website usability and accessibility, I started to grow a lot more interested in the topic. Below are some links to helpful information for front-end web developers interested in improving their website performance. I plan to include some posts on my own results from some of the exercises in Steve Souders class as the year progresses.
- YDN Performance Rules
- High Performance Websites Book Companion Page
- Steve Souders High Performance Website Blog
- Stanford Class on High Performance Computing