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HTTP is one of the powering forces of the Internet today. However, HTTP has barely changed in over a decade, and carries with it many limitations that cripple our everyday user experience. SPDY, and subsequently HTTP/2, aim to address those limitations and offer a new and improved way to access content on the web. This video explains these new techniques, along with their limitations and status.
Front-End Optimization is made up of myriad of different techniques, all aiming to optimize the speed users perceive and are able to interact with the page. While different, these techniques all share a few high level goals aimed to achieve this acceleration. In this video, Ravi Maira, VP Web Experience Products at Akamai, will outline those shared techniques, using a fun analogy.
Loading a web page is a complicated process. Browsers need to handle malformed HTML, over-creative scripts, bloated CSS and hundreds of images, and they need to do so without fail and in record time. In this video, we'll take a look behind the scenes and see the common steps browsers take to do so, explain concepts like DOM and rendering, and show where do the browser limitations lie.
Caching on the Edge is the best way to utilize Akamai. If a resource or page is cached on the edge, the user gets a faster page while the load is removed form the website origin - perfect combo. However, some pages are simply not cacheable, for instance personalized pages or extremely dynamic information like stock quotes. However, while not cacheable, even these pages tend to be very similar from
Images are quickly changing from a boring topic to one of the most debated items on the web performance world. While they appear simple, choosing the right image format and encoding it in the right way could dramatically impact the image file size and the user experience. Since images make up the bulk of the page weight, these optimizations have a huge impact on page load time and user experience.
Today we're officially launching the first in our Web Experience Technology video series. In this series we aim to help viewers better understand the many complex technologies involved in loading a web page today, with a heavy focus on web performance. The videos will cover anything form best practices & techniques to overviews of relevant public technologies to detailed looks at how Akamai technology can help. In this intro video, Mike