LWP August: Real world metrics and workers

This month we welcome two big hitters from browser implementors: Google and Samsung both work hard to deliver the best possible performance in their browsers, and are keen to encourage developers to take advantage of the best features to create smooth and responsive user experiences.

Ada Rose Canon will help us make the jump to Web Workers, with real world use cases, and libraries to make it easier to use workers when you can.

Yoav Weiss will ask what fast really means, and share the results of Google’s research which attempts to zero-in on the key metrics that relate most closely to user experience and satisfaction.

Web Workers in the Real World

Web Workers are really powerful for making JS heavy sites faster, new libraries make them easier than ever to use so there is no reason to not take advantage. But beware some hidden costs!!

User centric metrics

How can we measure that a web page’s experience is something we can consider “fast”? And is there a one true metric that can tell us our users are happy with the experience we provide them, at least from a performance perspective? The loading and runtime experience on the web…

Web Performance of The Sun: The Journey So Far

Optimising the performance of a web site with over 10 million visits daily is no mean feat. When digital advertising revenue is your bread and butter, it's even harder. How did we solve this real world challenge? What did we learn along the way? Where are we going next? We…