Stanford videos available

May 20, 2009 11:46 pm | 9 Comments

Last fall I taught CS193H: High Performance Web Sites at Stanford. My class was videotaped so people enrolled through the Stanford Center for Professional Development could watch at offhours. In an earlier blog post I mentioned that SCPD was working to make the videos available. I’m pleased to announce that you can now watch these lectures on SCPD as part of the XCS193H videos. Yep, 25 hours of me talking about web performance! These videos include lectures on all the rules from my first book, High Performance Web Sites, as well as the new material from my next book, Even Faster Web Sites, due out in June

The videos aren’t free – tuition is $600. If this is too pricey, you can watch the first three videos for free. These videos are the most thorough explanation of my performance best practices. I hope you’ll check them out.

9 Responses to Stanford videos available

  1. for 2 seconds i thought the videos were free and i went to the SCPD without reading the rest of your post … then i came back after searching for the “free videos” … and saw the 600$ …

    anyway keep the good work , looking for more blog posts !

  2. Nice videos. I checked the slides from your recent presentations, and I’m curious about how you catch and measure unused css and js (facebook, eBay slides).

    Thanks for your help.

  3. @Chaaban: The first three videos are free. The slides for all the lectures are available on the class website.

    @Peter: I use some custom Firefox extensions to capture unused CSS and JS. I hope those will be open sourced soon.

  4. I really like “The Teaching Company” videos. They’re about $100 a course. “High Performance Web Sites” could be an appropriate course there. Way more affordable than $600…

  5. Is there any schools out there that offer a masters program in your field?

    Also do you offer any online workshops or anything?

  6. @skeller: Most universities do not have many classes like this. In fact, the student evaluations from Stanford scored my class above average in 24 out of 25 areas. The one area I missed was “theory”. Applied classes like this are (currently) atypical in the university settings. These Stanford videos are the closest thing available for an online workshop.

  7. Hi again! Steve, is Google Page Speed that you meant?

    It gives feedback of unused css selectors and javascript functions as well.

  8. Unable to see the first 3 free videos, I believe the link is broken.

  9. I’ve reported the broken link to SCPD. Thanks.