- High Performance Web Sites and YSlow / Steve Souders – Yahoo!’s Exceptional Performance Team has identified 14 best practices for making web pages faster. These best practices have proven to reduce response times of Yahoo! properties by 25-50%.
- Life’s Too Short – Write Fast Code / Steve Souders – Techniques to help yoru web site perform better are discussed such as coupling asynchronous scripts, use iframes sparingly, and flush the document early.
- Debugging and Testing the Web with Firebug / Rob Campbell – In this talk we explore web development and debugging strategies with Firebug. An overview of new and improved features and how to use them is presented. We wrap-up with a peek at FireUnit, a new Firebug extension by John Resig and Jan Odvarko, and it’s role in unittesting Firebug itself.
- Faster HTML and CSS: Layout Engine Internals for Web Developers / David Baron – How fast Web pages load and how fast they change dynamically depends on both the Web page and the browser it’s running in. Browser makers put significant effort into making their browsers faster, but there are also things that Web page authors can do to make their pages more responsive.