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The Render Chain and You

Many of us have used tools like Web Page Test or Y!Slow to test our sites.  These tools give us a slew of suggestions, and often tell you which performance optimizations carry the most weight, which are higher priority.  But why?  Why do you want to make certain optimizations, why are some higher priority than others, and how does it all fit together?

Akamai will be hosting the next Web Performance Meetup in the Cambridge office and our speakers, Matt Ringel, Enterprise Architect, and Joseph Morrissey, Senior Enterprise Architect, will be discussing these topics.  They will take a closer look at how the browser renders images on the page (the "render chain"), how it relates to a standard waterfall chart, what are the top front-end Web optimization rules and tools to measure Web page speed and share real-world examples and experiences in assessing and optimizing Web content.

The meetup will be held at the Akamai office on Tuesday, August 13 at 6:30pm.  Click here to learn more about the event and our speakers and to register for the event.  We hope to see you there.