Bobby Pearson Presents at Responsive Web Design Summit


The Ivy Group programmer presents on website load time optimization techniques and strategies.

Ivy Group programmer Bobby Pearson presented at the 3rd annual responsive web design online conference, RWD Summit 2014. His presentation, Optimization Techniques and Strategies, aired live on April 1, 2014 at 2pm EST.

Don't Get Crushed by the Load

The proliferation of mobile devices, increased user expectations, and the very real risks of losing customers and dropping in search result rankings have laid a heavy burden on developers to optimize load time.

THE IDEA IS TO SCRUTINIZE MILLISECONDS INSTEAD OF JUST BEING SATISFIED WITH GETTING THE SITE UP.

Bobby was approached by event organizer Christopher Schmitt after publishing an article on the topic with Smashing Magazine.

In the RWD Summit presentation, Bobby discussed a few simple, practical techniques that web developers can use to help sites load more quickly and better handle high-traffic periods. The techniques cover a wide range of technologies and platforms.

RWD Summit Take-Aways

There is a wealth of tools and methods that many web developers don’t know about. The Web is changing quickly and it’s easy for a developer to either give up and stay set in his ways or to get overwhelmed by all of the new things he doesn’t understand.

IMAGE OPTIMIZATION IS THE LOW-HANGING FRUIT OF PERFORMANCE ENHANCEMENT.

Events like the RWD Summit are immensely helpful to know what innovations--like Grunt, the JavaScipt task runner, and web style guides--are worth the time and attention. It’s also helpful to question our assumptions about workflow and strategies as we listen to other developers discuss how they build sites.

About the RWD Summit 2014, April 1-3

Environments for Humans brought together some of the Web’s most notable experts in and for a three-day online conference, the RWD Summit 2014. Now that the growth of the mobile web has outpaced the desktop, web designers and developers are at a crossroads. The race to keep up with every new device dimension and interface could easily dwarf the pain of dealing with browser quirks, but only if allowed to. RWD Summit discussed the newest Responsive Web Design techniques.