P A R T  2


Performance Basics

This section of the book addresses our development methodology, how to boost page-load times (client-side performance), our use of Responsive Web Design, and the web reuse pattern. Basically, we’re setting context so that the rest of the book makes sense.

We cover how separation of concerns is useful to front-end developers, why we embrace progressive enhancement, and why we think you should embrace it, too. We also cover how a browser loads a web page, because it’s hard to talk about client-side performance without understanding how browsers render pages.

Then we cover basic performance guidelines that apply to ...

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