Meta Refresh 2012

Web design could use some new ideas. We have the tech now.

HTML5 and CSS3 have very quickly moved from being tentative new standards to the base standards for every major desktop and mobile browser. HTML5 is now just HTML, a modular, living standard that no longer needs a version number.

Now that we are no longer fighting over platforms, it’s time to put the specs aside and revisit the construction of user interface: how do we raise the bar for stellar user interface on the web?

Meta Refresh is a follow-up to DocType HTML5 from 2010-11 and is a conference on web UI engineering.

More about the event: http://metarefresh.in
Registrations: http://metarefresh.doattend.com

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Karthik Kastury

@karthikdot

Optimizing Modern Web Applications for Performance

Submitted Mar 28, 2012

To help the folks building modern web applications, on understanding some of the best practices for building web applications that scream!

Outline

Modern Web Applications are becoming more and more heavier on the client side. With the added interactivity, applications today are seeing a lot more JS heavy stuff.

I’ll be talking about the basics of performance optimizations, which most people already know about, i.e. minimize requests, combine JS/CSS, use CDNs etc, while covering in more detail stuff Async JS Loading, HTTP Chunking, Google SPDY and such.

Requirements

An Open Mind on how important Performance really is! :D

Speaker bio

I’m the Performance Guy at PayPal India(eBay Inc.), building Performance as a key attribute into the Next Generation of PayPal’s presence on the Web.

In my free time I dabble with Web Frameworks, researching on the various things that go into making applications fast and responsive.

I also occasionally blog at http://karthik.kastury.in/

Slides

http://speakerdeck.com/u/karthikdot/p/optimizing-modern-web-applications-for-high-performance

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