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Not So Micro Optimizations

There’s some really interesting performance-related lessons to be learned from Google’s AMP project. This chronicles a few.

I’m gonna give the preconnect & prefetch stuff a whirl on this site to see if it helps speed things up at all. I gave the preconnect & prefetch stuff a whirl on this site, and it sped things up substantially.







Analytics Confirm the Need for Adaptive Web Design

I cite this post a ton in my talks and workshops (and in the forthcoming second edition of Adaptive Web Design), but I realized I had not explicitly linked it up here.

This post is a look at browser stats for an industry/research site over a size year period of 6 years. Jason’s findings are astonishing, making this post a must-read for coming to terms with the need for designing with progressive enhancement in mind.