Thursday, October 4th, 2007
I got to spend a little time with Steve Souders, Chief Performance Yahoo!, and not only is he a really good guy, he has a lot of great experience at getting web sites performing.
I have a full writeup of his talk on Web Performance where he discusses his 14 rules of performing sites, how the frontend web code really matters more than you think, and how the browser cache isn’t helping us out as much as we would like to think.
I discovered that resources (scripts, stylesheets, images) read from the browsers cache (with no HTTP traffic) still show up in Net Panel. This has caused confusion when people thought their cacheable components were not actually being cached by the browser. I talked to Joe Hewitt and settled on a fix that comes with this version of YSlow. The full details are found in the article Bug (fix) in Firebug’s Net Panel.
I took the opportunity to sit down with Steve and find out more:
Posted by Dion Almaer at 7:00 pm