Web Performance: Beginner to Expert to Crazy Person

Short Form


There’s no such thing as fast enough. You can always make your website faster. This talk will show you how.


The very first requirement of a great user experience is actually getting the bytes of that experience to the user before they they get tired and leave.

In this talk we’ll start with the basics and get progressively insane. We’ll go over several frontend performance best practices, a few anti-patterns, the reasoning behind the rules, and how they’ve changed over the years. We’ll also look at some great tools to help you.


performance, web, html, css, javascript, images, http, tcp, dns, slow-start, compression, optimization

Speaking experience

I have given this talk at a few conferences before (ParisWeb, IPC Munich, Midwest.IO & the Boston Web Performance Meetup) and have had very good reviews at all of these (video links are below).

I have spoken before at several conferences including the first iteration of Opensource Bridge. Other conferences include FOSS.IN, FREED.IN, Ubuntulive, Linux Symposium, PHP Quebec, ConFoo, FOSDEM, IPC, WebDU, Velocity and JSConf. Most of my presentation material is available on slideshare at http://www.slideshare.net/bluesmoon

You can also find me on Lanyrd at http://lanyrd.com/profile/bluesmoon/ and this Google search has several videos of me speaking at earlier events: https://www.google.com/search?q=youtube+philip+tellis


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    Philip Tellis

    SOASTA, Inc


    Philip Tellis is a geek who likes to make the computer do his work for him. As Chief Architect at SOASTA, he analyses the impact of various design decisions on web application performance, scalability and security. He is the lead developer of “boomerang” — a JavaScript based web performance measurement tool.

    In his spare time, Philip enjoys cycling, reading, cooking and learning spoken languages.

    Philip has spoken at several conferences in the past, including FOSS.IN, FREED.IN, Ubuntulive, Opensource Bridge, Linux Symposium, PHP Quebec, ConFoo, FOSDEM, IPC, WebDU, Velocity and JSConf. He also writes for Smashing Magazine, blogs at http://tech.bluesmoon.info/ and is @bluesmoon on twitter.