Lightning-Fast Web Performance
An online lecture course by Scott Jehl
Learn to analyze site performance, fix issues, monitor for regressions, and deliver fast, responsive designs from the start.
What You’ll Learn
In this lecture series, you'll gain a solid understanding of front-end web performance that'll enable you to deliver sites quickly and reliably.
- You’ll learn why great performance is critical to businesses and users alike, and how to effectively think about web performance today.
- You’ll learn about common performance metrics, which ones matter most, and how to identify performance bottlenecks that impact the user experience.
- You’ll learn how to fix performance issues, employ processes to prevent regressions, and build in ways that prevent issues from occurring in the first place.
Is This For Me?
If you're a designer or developer looking to gain a better understanding of how your decisions and company culture impacts your ability to deliver quickly and resiliently, this is the course for you.
- Measuring and benchmarking perceived performance
- Convincing stakeholders to prioritize performance
- Understanding the web page loading process
- Identifying server-level performance hangups
- How and when file size matters most
- Optimizing the critical path to perceived performance
- Helpful Tools and libraries
- HTTP/2 and its helpful additions
- Content Delivery Networks and edge cache transformations
- Enhancing a user interface optimistically, yet safely
- Client-side caching strategies
- Service Workers for spotty or offline connectivity
- Retaining performance after page load
- Monitoring, maintaining, and defending a fast site as it evolves
- Making existing sites faster and more resilient
About Your Host
Scott Jehl, author of Responsible Responsive Design
Scott Jehl is a designer/developer at Filament Group who lives in sunny Florida, USA. Scott is a tireless advocate of practices that ensure web access for all. He is a frequent presenter at conferences throughout the world and is always chipping away at various open source projects with his colleagues at Filament.
Scott is the author of Responsible Responsive Design (2014, A Book Apart), and co-author of Designing with Progressive Enhancement (2010, New Riders). Scott also loves to surf.