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Essential Knowledge for Front-End Engineers

Over six years since its first publication, this concise little book remains relevant, listing 14 ways to improve your website’s performance that still hold true today.

As a designer, particularly having come from a print design background, I often spend large chunks of web design projects primarily focused on look and feel: color palette, branding and messaging; choice of imagery—photography, illustrations, icons and so on; where the eye lands as it travels across a page and whether that flow is helping folks get to where you want them to land. But my experience as a front end developer has taught me that while there are more than one way to skin a cat when it comes to choosing an approach to building a great looking site, not all of them are equal in terms of performance. Read more…