This is a short book with a long title, but don’t let the number of pages fool you. This title packs a ton of useful information for font end web developers.
An impressive aspect of this book is the use of graphic performance reports, with detailed explanations. Steve Souders does not just spew theory. In most cases, he uses the top 10 websites and performs speed tests using recent tools of the trade. In each case, there is an easy-to-understand graphic that makes it very simple to see how a particular website performs, with respect to component downloads and page rendering. With every graphic report there is a full play-by-play that leaves nothing to the imagination.
Summary: For even the most casual web developer, this knowledge truly is essential.
- Title: High Performance Web Sites: Essential Knowledge for Front-End Engineers
- Author: Steve Souders
- Number of pages: 176
- Publisher: O’Reilly Media
- Published Date: September 18, 2007 (1st edition)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 9780596529307
- ISBN-13: 978-0596529307