I will be presenting 2 sessions at ConFoo 2021:
- HTTP: Past, Present, and Future
The HTTP protocol started in 1991 as a way for physicists to share simple text-based documents, and has grown to support the large complicated web applications we all use today. We’ll review the history of HTTP, how it works, and the major features in the currently standardized HTTP/2. We’ll also look to the future with HTTP/3 to see how it might change the way we develop and deploy web sites.
- Make the Web Faster!
This session demonstrates practical techniques that drop a web page's size from almost 3MB to 143K, and load time from 6 seconds to sub-second, while looking the same! Review tools that validate and describe performance best practices. Explore how to defer resource requests, load resources asynchronously, and prefetch critical resources. Learn the techniques that can have the largest impact on web performance with the least amount of work!