10 Things to Make Your Site Faster and Make More Money Today


Web sites are fat and slow. Study after study shows a direct correlation between performance and sales. Slow line of business applications negatively affect worker performance and quality. Despite these facts most developers ignore simple things to make the web go faster.

Development teams need a performance first culture, not a “we’ll get to it if we have time attitude”. Most web sites rely on too many resources, too much data and respond slowly at run-time. But performance optimization is more than just optimizing resources, and has little to do with the server, performance is about responding quickly in all phases. This session reviews 10 simple things you can change about your web site and development workflow today to shave seconds off your application’s load time and run-time responsiveness. These techniques are simple to implement and demonstrate how easy it is to make performance a feature in your development team, making stakeholders much happier.

Chris Love

Chris Love is a front-end developer for people and companies who are lost in the sea of modern web and user experience standards. He has a quarter century of web development experience, and has built a wide variety of web sites and applications in those years. In recent years, he immersed himself in progressive web applications and web performance optimization.

He applies these interests to run a small web consulting company, Love2Dev, that focuses on Progressive Web Applications and modern web technology. Love2Dev offers web development and analysis to help companies engage end users and operate more efficiently.

Chris authored 3 web development books including, High Performance Single Page Web Applications, http://amzn.to/1b0twcm. He is currently authoring a new Progressive Web App book for Packt, due out this Fall.

He is a 10 time Microsoft MVP in ASP.NET and Web Platform. Chris regularly speaks at user groups, code camps and developer conferences. He blogs at http://love2dev.com and is active on Twitter, @ChrisLove.

Through his blog, speaking and books, he’s here to help you shake up your approach to web development while making it all feel like fun. His insights and opinions have been featured in various magazines, popular podcasts web sites. He has helped hundreds of businesses and individuals, ranging from mom and pop shops through major corporate brands, to build modern web experiences.

When he’s not working on front-end development, you can find him spending time with his step-kids, learning karate, training for Spartan races and serving on his church board of directors.

You can follow Chris’ Blog at https://love2dev.com/blog/ and on Twitter @ChrisLove.