Chapter 5: Life-Changing Diets

The performance techniques described in this chapter are more radical and could be difficult to apply to an existing project. Fortunately, there are no such limitations when embarking on a new site or app, so we look deeper into CMS issues, JavaScript optimization, DOM handling, server-side rendering, static site generators (SSGs), and development processes.

Evaluate CMS Templates and Plugins

Content management systems such as WordPress don’t generate bloated, badly performing pages … until you start adding stuff!

Free or commercial templates make financial sense. Why employ a developer when an off-the-shelf solution does everything you need for a few dollars? Unfortunately, there’s a hidden cost. Generic templates ...

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