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Microsoft Office 2016 and Office 365 for Windows and Mac
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The 12th Annual CDPUG Showcase. SPECIAL LOCATION! Happy Dog at the Euclid Tavern!
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Past Web SIG Mtg - Website Performance


Ryan Thomas

Notre Dame College, Regina Complex, Room 123
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Reception Starts at 10:30 a.m.
Meeting starts at 10:30 a.m.

Free and open to all

Web Developers can optimize pages to make them load lightning fast, and 80 to 90 percent of the optimization comes from the client side. With a strong correlation to page load time and a sites’ financial performance optimizing performance on the front end can help to enhance the user experience. 

Reducing the response times of your website can help to reduce the bandwidth and hardware use on both the server side as well as the client side.

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Website developer Ryan Thomas will present on: 

  • Page Speed Validation Tools:
    Google Page Speed
    Yahoo YSlow

  • Browser comparison:
    - JavaScript Speeds
    - CSS Rendering
  • Minimize Payload:
    - Creating fewer HTTP requests
    - Minify CSS, JavaScript, HTML
    - Third Party Requests
    - Images
     * Image Types and Optimization
     * Image Sprites
     * Image Maps
     * Inline Images
    - Consistent urls
    - CSS first then defer JavaScript
  • Caching
    - Proxy Caching
    - Browser Caching
  • Progressive Page Loading
  • Content Delivery Networks
  • Headers and Compression
    - Cache Control
    - Expires
    - Gzip
  • Optimizing for Content Management Systems
     * Performance
     * Offload
     * Caching
     * Plugins
     * Caching
     * Extensions and Templates
     * Caching
     * Modules
  • Optimizing for mobil