BUILD 2012: 50 Performance Tricks to make your HTML5 Applications and Sites faster

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BUILD 2012: 50 Performance Tricks to make your HTML5 Applications and Sites faster

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Creating high performance Web applications is crucial for every Web developer, be it a Web site that runs on a standards based Web browser or a Windows Store App. Microsoft recently hosted the BUILD 2012 conference at the Microsoft campus in Redmond, WA. At this conference, I had the opportunity to share the Internet Explorer team’s favorite 50 performance tips to make HTML5 apps and sites faster. If you weren’t able to attend the conference, I recommend you check out the video.

These performance tips and tricks apply equally to Web sites that run on standards based Web browsers, and Windows Store Apps, which are also just the Web. There are six principals detailed in the talk that will help you improve the performance of your apps and sites today:

  • Quickly respond to network requests
  • Minimize bytes downloaded
  • Efficiently structure markup
  • Optimize media usage
  • Write fast JavaScript
  • Know what your application is doing

I hope you enjoy the talk.

— Jatinder Mann, Internet Explorer, Program Manager

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