Author: MarkWilson. Publisher: Fast Company.This article describes three techniques that leverage the perception-is-realityreality by telling us to lie to the end user:
- Tell the user you’re done fulfilling his request when you’ve only just started.
- Load the probably-most-interesting-to-the-user content first. Leave the probably-less-interesting content ’til later.
- Download content that the user is likely to request before he requests it.
The comments provide a couple of criticisms worth thinking about. Not mentioned is the what happens if the webapp or mobile app dies before your’re done concern. If that results in an incomplete job when you told the user it was complete, your lie will be found out.
Author: Warren Gaebel. Publisher: Monitor.Us.This article suggests that the Document Object Model needs to be replaced rather than fixed. It offers questions, but no solutions.
Author: Joshua Bixby. Publisher: Web Performance Today.Steve Souders published his 14 rules for website performance five years ago. Are modern browsers and web pages so different that the rules are no longer effective? This article reports on some quick tests that show how valid five of the rules are today.
Author: Josh Fraser. Publisher: HighScalability.com.This article advocates the use of Real User Measurement (RUM) to get a better picture of what your user are actually experiencing. Metrics created on other machines may not be indicative of your users’ realities.
Author: Warren Gaebel. Publisher: Monitor.Us.This Survey Monkey questionnaire invites techies to vote for the client-side performance tips that their experience has shown to be the most useful. This is the first questionnaire in a series.
Author: Nicholas C. Zakas.This article is #4 in a series about working with client-side files. It shows how to embed an image from a client-side file into a web page.