S1:EP7 – Why is my website slow? (Lara Hogan)
Originally posted on Code Newbie
You've got an amazing website. It's beautiful, functional, but it takes forever to load. What do you do? Where do you even begin to debug that? Lara Hogan, VP of Engineering at Kickstarter and author of the book, Designing for Performance, breaks down common web performance issues, tools you can use to diagnose the problem, and how to use AB testing to measure your results. We also have another episode of the Coding Corner, where we unpack three common mistakes newbies make when trying to speed things up!
- Flatiron School (sponsor)
- SparkPost (sponsor)
- Dice (sponsor)
- Skillcrush (sponsor)
- Designing for Performance (Lara's book)
- Web Page Test
- Font Squirrel Font Face Generator
- My Fonts
- PageSpeed Insights
- New Relic
- Which Test Won
Lara is the VP of Engineering at Kickstarter and author of Designing for Performance, Building a device lab, and Demystifying Public Speaking. She champions performance as a part of the overall user experience, helps people get comfortable giving presentations, and believes it's important to celebrate career achievements with donuts.