Tim Kadlec is a developer advocate pushing for a faster web at Akamai. He is the author of Implementing Responsive Design: Building Sites for an Anywhere, Everywhere Web (New Riders, 2012), and was a contributing author for Smashing Book #4: New Perspectives on Web Design and Web Performance Daybook Volume 2 (O’Reilly, 2012).
Along with Katie Kovalcin, Tim co-hosts The Path to Performance Podcast. He writes sporadically at timkadlec.com
As an industry, we’re starting to recognize that what really matters for performance is how fast the experience feels. While this seems like a relatively minor revelation, in reality it requires a significant shift in the way we approach speed online: everything from the way we measure to the optimizations we use. Let’s look at how to reframe performance on the web, and what techniques and technologies are out there to help us create experiences that feel fast and frictionless.