‘Web Performance’ Videos

  • Pat Ramsey: Understanding Web Page Performance with WordPress

    WordCamp San Antonio 2020Speaker: Pat Ramsey

    January 14, 2021 — This presentation provides a walk-through for a freelance developer or DIY site owner, for measuring page performance. It covers testing pages with easily available tools, and explains how to make sense of test results.

  • Justin Ferrell: Make it Fast and Make it Last

    WordCamp Asheville 2020Speaker: Justin Ferrell

    September 30, 2020 — If you’ve never gotten a call about a slow site, can you really say you’re building websites ? This talk steps-through real WordPress examples and suggests how we can speed up our websites.

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  • Zack Tollman: Defining Fast: The Hardest Problem in Performance Engineering

    WordCamp US 2019Speaker: Zack Tollman

    November 14, 2019 — We all want fast sites, but what is fast? What is performant? We may know it when we see; yet quantifying and communicating about web performance effectively is still a challenge. In this talk, we will discuss our ever-evolving set of standards for what comprises a fast site, how to measure it, and what to do once we have the resulting data.

  • Laura Camellini: Building a theme with AMP Project

    WordCamp Torino 2017Speaker: Laura Camellini

    April 14, 2017 — Come costruire un tema con tecnologia AMP Project per wordpress, i passaggi di automazione fondamentali con esempi di codice php ed un confronto con l’uso dei plugin più diffusi.

  • Austin Gil: A Holistic Approach to Web Performance

    WordCamp San Diego 2017Speaker: Austin Gil

    April 6, 2017 — This discussion looks at different opportunities and techniques where project managers, designers, and developers can improve performance. The techniques presented range from beginner to advanced so just about anyone can walk away with something to apply to their next project. Topics cover concepts and planning, workflows, tools and services, plugin recommendations, and there are links to code examples as well.

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  • Austin Gil: Web Performance – Three Stages To Success

    WordCamp Sacramento 2016Speaker: Austin Gil

    January 4, 2017 — This discussion addresses issues in design, development, and project management, where performance is affected. We will look at various opportunities and even techniques within each stage to get even more speed, and cover topics from beginner to advanced, with tips or advice that just about anyone can walk away with.

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  • Hristo Pandjarov: Faster is better! (and also cheaper, and more scalable)

    WordCamp Nederland 2016Speaker: Hristo Pandjarov

    November 11, 2016 — In this talk I will share with you the latest technologies that will make your WordPress website lightning fast and at the same time more efficient and easy to scale. Performance optimizations are good for any site. They make your visitors happy and help you save on hosting costs. And what is even more, if your site is well optimized, you will also be ready for that moment of fame you’ve been waiting for, as well optimized sites are easy to scale. Here are the most important points I will cover:

    * How to analyze the performance of your site and see where optimization is needed.
    * Which are the best technologies that can improve your WordPress loading times.
    * How to maintain a healthy, efficient and easily scalable database
    * How to make your site search faster and more resource efficient with ElasticSearch
    * How to properly add CDN on top of all optimization for best results.

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  • Olegs Belousovs: cosa sono le Web Performance e perché dovete preoccuparvene

    WordPress Meetup TorinoSpeaker: Olegs Belousovs

    October 13, 2016 — Talk culturale e esplorativo sulle Web Performance, fatto al WordPress Meetup di Torino il 12 ottobre 2016.

    Il web lo facciamo tutti noi, per altre persone come noi, e anche se questo argomento, insieme all’accessibilità e alla sicurezza, può sembrare il meno «sexy», dovreste preoccuparvene non meno di che tema e plugin usare sul vostro sito, proprio per il rispetto delle persone che poi visitano i siti che fate e per rendere tutti insieme il web un posto migliore!

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  • Lara Schenck: Vetting and Choosing Themes

    WordCamp Pittsburgh 2016Speaker: Lara Schenck

    October 6, 2016 — A slow website has serious business impacts. Period. 40% of mobile users abandon a page that takes more than three seconds to load (1). Many “Creative Responsive Multi-Purpose” themes are beautiful and flashy with their demo content, but have speed indexes of more than 50 times what is recommended (2). Are free themes any good? How can you tell good premium themes from bad ones without buying them? Never fear! There are several ways to vet a theme before shelling out the cash.

    In this talk, we’ll cover strategies for evaluating themes’ code quality and performance, and creating healthy, content-oriented websites. In many ways, this is a call to action to the WordPress end user community: let’s shift our values from flashy effects to rock-solid content and fast websites. Scroll-jacking and parallax are over!

    1) http://bit.ly/1LB87ve
    2) http://bit.ly/1g8GH44

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  • Michael Mizner: WordPress Front-End Performance

    WordCamp Asheville 2016Speaker: Michael Mizner

    August 19, 2016 — In this presentation I’ll show how WordPress themes (and sites) can be built to achieve 100/100 Google pagespeed. You’ll learn about my process of using Gulp to concatenate and minify resources, along with intentional enqueues and dequeues.

    Bonus: some ways to configure cache plugins to achieve a similar effect.

    Take aways:

    How front-end performance effects mobile users on slower speeds.
    Tips on improving front-end performance.
    Gulp basics and how to use with WordPress.

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