An excellent tale of performance optimisation …complete with a coda on looking behind the numbers when it comes to analytics data.
This is excellent! Scott, Wilto, and the gang at Filament Group have released the tools they use to help them craft performant responsive sites. Lots of excellent resources for conditional loading here.
Scott walks through the code and thinking behind the conditional loading pattern on The Boston Globe site. This is such a useful and valuable pattern!
A nice little bit of CSS for a page-loading animation. View source.
Performance matters. Here, the Washington Post compares its own weak performance (hampered by ads and tracking shite) to the optimised experience of porn sites.
A handy tool for checking page load times.
A nice’n’small lazy loader that should make life easier when it comes to pollyfilling browser support for nifty HTML5 or CSS3 features.
A very handy looking API that turns file uploading (and conversion) into a service.
A collection of Flash preloaders. Out of context, they make for surprisingly compelling viewing all together.
A handy Mac app from Google that allows you to record from your iSight and upload directly to YouTube.
Generate your own animated .gif for Ajax apps.