Category Archive for: ADDY

rfp-robotRFP ROBOT: Website Request for Proposal Generator

The time has come for a new website (or website redesign), which means you need to write a website request for proposal or web RFP. A Google search produces a few examples, but they vary wildly and don’t seem to speak really to your goals for developing or redesigning a new website. You need to write a website RFP that will clearly articulate your needs and generate responses from the best website designers and developers out there. But how?

Have no fear, RFP Robot is here. He will walk you through a step-by-step process to help you work through the details of your project and create a PDF formatted website design RFP that will provide the information vendors need to write an accurate bid. RFP Robot will tell you what info you should include, point out pitfalls, and give examples.

Essential Image Optimization

Addy Osmani’s ebook makes the case the image optimization is too important to be left to manual processes. All images need optimization and it’s the perfect job for automation. I agree, of course. At the moment I’ve got a WordPress plugin + Cloudinary one-two punch helping out around here. Optimized images, served with a responsive images syntax, from a CDN that also handles sending the best format according to the browser, is quite a performance improvement. Direct Link to Article — Permalink Essential Image Optimization is a post from CSS-Tricks Source: CssTricks

Production Progressive Web Apps with JavaScript Frameworks

This last week at Google I/O, Addy Osmani announced some amazing developer resources for creating Progressive Web Applications (PWAs) that prioritize performance with JavaScript Frameworks. This is a really valuable contribution to the community. A lot of people want better performance for their framework of choice but can’t get buy-in for time and resources to devote to this kind of endeavor. The ability to start with a baseline of high performance and good lighthouse scores is incredibly valuable, allowing developers to enjoy both the productivity and ergonomics of exciting frameworks, without sacrificing speed and user experience. Here are some of the highlights! Addy created a site to explore some of the templates that they built out with the different PWA solutions, as a successor to the very popular TodoMVC, called HN PWA. You can explore all of the demos and the GitHub repo here. He then went through some major…

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JavaScript Start-Up Performance

Addy Osmani: Smaller JavaScript bundles generally do result in a faster load time (regardless of our browser, device & network connection) but 200KB of our JS !== 200KB of someone else’s and can have wildly different parse and compile numbers. Using file size as a metric isn’t an awful crime, because it does matter, but it’s only part of the JavaScript performance story. I also found the overview of the discussion of bytecode interesting. Browsers download JavaScript, parse it, turn it into an abstract syntax tree, then turn that into bytecode. What if we could do that during our build steps and ship bytecode? My opinion is shipping bytecode can increase your load-time (it’s larger) and you would likely need to sign the code and process it for security. V8’s position is, for now, we think exploring avoiding reparsing internally will help see a decent enough boost that precompilation may…

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How It Feels Reactions

Jose Aguinaga pinched a community nerve: The JavaScript community is insane if it thinks anyone can keep up with this. I heard a lot of Hilarious! So true! reactions. I heard a lot of Nope. This isn’t what it’s like. reactions, sprinkled with You don’t have to use/start with every tool. and Both of these people (in this fake conversation) are kinda jerks. Some Mama Bear reactions include Tim Kadlec and Addy Osmani. Missed title opportunity: “How it feels to read ‘How it feels to learn JavaScript in 2016′” Direct Link to Article — Permalink How It Feels Reactions is a post from CSS-Tricks Source: CssTricks

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