“You can’t manage what you can’t mesure” And it’s not easy to manage or get a clear picture on mobile web browsers. Since this is a very important subject to any web developer and specially those who focus on their ‘mobile first’ plan. I’ve saw this good presentation on this subject and wanted to share with you my main takes. Studies show that Mobile users expect equal or better performance than desktop, where they demand 2s load times. This is a hard requirement to fulfill, give the limitations mobile imposes. Guy Podjarny (the CTO of blaze.io) go over the different aspects of mobile: network, hardware & software. We’ll review the challenges each presents, understand how they affect web performance, and show ways to overcome those challenges. We’ll also show the impact of these optimizations on real world sites, gleaned from manipulating and measuring websites using Blaze technology. We’ll summarize with updates on the recent mobile OS releases, followed by Q&A.
The video of this talk
My notes from the talk
- You will lose 13% of your users after 2sec! and 25% of your users after 4sec of load time.
- Scriptable access enables other optimizations.
- Use far-future expiry dates
- You got more then ‘2 connections’ on modern mobile browsers (e.g. Galaxy S got a max of 12 connections) – so use them in parallel as you can.