I spoke at SXSW ’09 this past weekend. My session was called Even Faster Web Sites. This is also the title of my next book, so it’s my way of linking my talks with the book. But I realize now that some people might think all of my “Even Faster Web Sites” presentations might be the same material. They’re not! I try to bring out new material for every talk I give. As I finish chapters for the next book, I use that material in the next presentations I give. This talk incorporates five upcoming chapters:
- Load scripts without blocking
- Coupling asynchronous scripts
- Don’t scatter inline scripts
- Use iframes sparingly
- Flush the document early
This is the first time I cover all five of these best practices. My session was packed (they stopped letting people in) and it got the highest ratings for that time slot, so I think the material is useful. Checkout the ppt slides or see them on Slideshare. (There’s a lot of animation and hidden slides in this deck which is only visible in the ppt slides).
My next talk is at Web 2.0 Expo on April 1 (no fooling) April 2 (turns out I was fooling), where I’ll present two new chapters about CSS selectors and worldwide issues with gzip. I hope to see you there.