How to lose weight (in the browser)

March 22, 2013

A team of very smart Web developers recently posted “How to lose weight (in the browser)“. This is a front-end guide to improving the performance of your Web site.

The site has 24 specific recommendations in these areas:

  • HTML
  • CSS
  • JavaScript
  • jQuery
  • Images
  • Server

All of the recommendations are thoroughly explained: not just what you should do, but why. Many recommendations are also supported with specific data and references. For others, there are links to useful tools to help you implement the particular suggestion.

I wouldn’t say this resource has anything especially novel (i.e., information you won’t find elsewhere), but the breadth of coverage, the directness of the recommendations, and the cohesiveness makes it an excellent resource for any Web developer.