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The Top 22 Web Performance Posts of 2013 (So Far!)

07.25.2013
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There’s no doubt that the web performance community is stronger than ever and that it’s made up by some truly brilliant people. Take a look at our favorite #webperf post of 2013 (so far!) and let us know what we’ve missed in the comments below.

General
15 Web Performance Nightmares and the Damage they Caused
Intechnica looks at the most notorious website performance failures and examines the brand-damaging impact they had. Read more …

Creating a Performance Culture
The performance community is growing. But if your company is new to the world of high performance websites, how do you make performance a priority within your organization? Read more …

Tying Web Performance Data to Human Behavior
Buddy Brewer explains why you should consider human behavior when you’re getting ready to optimize web performance. Read more …

Velocity 2013 Speaker Slides & Videos
Missed Velocity? Videos of the keynotes and slides are available for most sessions. Read more …

Reflections on Performance at Google I/O
Paul Lewis examines JavaScript, Chrome and all things web performance in his look back at Google I/O. Read more …

Case Studies & Reports
Performance Tuning at Airbnb
Using performance tuning, Airbnb has been able to cut our site load time by about 25% and create a clear vision of how to continue on the path to an ever-faster website. Read more …

New Findings: Typical Leading eCommerce Sites Takes 4.9 Seconds to Serve Usable Content
Despite popular assumptions, Radware’s latest State of the Union report shows that the top eCommerce sites are continuing to slow down. Read more …

Tips & Tricks
Faster Websites: Crash Course on Web Performance
At Devoxx 2012, Ilya Grigorik gave a three-hour workshop on web performance. Watch the video to see what you missed. Read more …

Ten Web Performance Tuning Tricks in 60 Minutes
Richard Campbell walks you through 10 different techniques for improving web performance. Read more …

What Every Web Developer Needs to Know About URL Encoding
Stéphane Épardaud looks at common misconceptions around URL encoding and what you can do to address them. Read more …

Element Queries
Tab Atkins Jr. describes the benefits and limitations of using element queries. Read more …

Mobile
iOS Browsers Speed Bakeoff
See the results of Guy Podjarny’s comparison of iOS Native Mobile Safari and Chrome iOS. Read more …

Mobile Performance from Radio Up
Ilya Grigorik explains why you need to consider the radio when you build responsive mobile web apps. Read more …

Performance Checklist for the Mobile Web
Colt McAnlis provides a checklist for building HTML5 apps that can make smooth transitions from desktop to mobile. Read more …

External Services
CDNs Fail, but Your Scripts Don’t Have to – Fallback from CDN to Local jQuery
Scott Hanselman describes how to use jQuery to create a fallback in case your CDN fails. Read more …

Speed Geek’s Guide to Facebook Buttons
Facebook’s like button is much faster now than it used to be. But it’s not the only option when it comes to putting a ‘share this article on Facebook’ widget on your site. Read more …

Design & Images
Performance as Design
It’s time to treat performance as an essential design feature, not just a technical best practice. Read more …

Tips for Smooth Scrolling Web Pages
Find a few things to do (and a few to avoid) to make your pages scroll smoothly on both desktop and mobile. Read more …

Progressive JPEGs FTW!
Progressive JPEGs are one of the easiest improvements you can make to your user experience. But they are used by less then 7% of websites. Read more …

Frontend Performance for Web Designers and Frontend Developers
This post from Harry Roberts is a great introduction for anyone who want to learn about #webperf and make their frontends blazingly fast. Read more …

How Much CSS Should You Have?
Without any clear guidelines, there’s no clear narrative around the impact of total CSS transfer size. Read more …

Improving UX Through Frontend Performance
Etsy’s Lara Swanson says it’s time to consider performance optimization as a fundamental part of design. Read more …

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