Fast and Beautiful: Modern Image Delivery Techniques

June 30, 2018, 3:15 p.m. - 3:55 p.m.

When it comes to the web, the predominate download (in KB) is images. In this talk, we’ll walk through the current state of image optimization to help your website render quickly and beautifully.

The average mobile website page weight is ~50% images. Toss in the complication of thousands of differently sized screens, and it might appear that efficient delivery of images to every device is an impossible task. But all is not lost! In this talk, we’ll examine strategies to send the perfect image to every device, ensuring a fast, beautiful rendering of your content. We’ll look at progressive images, placeholder images, lazy loading and other techniques and real world examples that will improve the usability of your site or app. Attendees will come away with an understand of the current ‘state of the art’ for optimizing visual content on the web.

Doug Sillars

Doug is a leading mobile developer advocate and evangelist.

He is widely known as an expert in mobile application architecture, especially when it comes to performance. Doug has worked with thousands of developers around the world, helping them improve the speed, battery life and customer satisfaction of their applications (both native and web). The author of O’Reilly’s ‘High Performance Android Apps,’ he has spoken at conferences around the world on mobile performance.

He is currently freelancing, and traveling with his family of 6 (plus the dog!) as a digital nomad in Europe.


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