The Principles of Performance by Design

Performance needs to be a priority from the beginning of the project

  • What CMS should we use?
  • Where will we host the site?
  • Should we download a theme? How do we identify themes with poor performance?
  • Will we use a framework like Bootstrap or Foundation?
  • Do we need a homepage carousel? If yes, how many images are necessary?
  • How can we make sure that our responsive web design doesn’t result in bloated page weight?
  • How many fonts are necessary?
  • Will we use 3rd party or lightweight share buttons?
  • Which plugins are necessary? Are there alternatives with less impact on performance?

Performance impacts every web professional’s job

Know that everything has a cost and prioritize accordingly

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Eric W. Mobley

Eric W. Mobley

Web professional from Minnesota. Loves web design, user experience, responsive design, content, research, analytics, and web strategy. Follow: @eric_mobley

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