Category: Tech

Aug 30, 2018• Updated Jun 18, 2020 Appears in: Fast load times Images often account for most of the downloaded bytes on a web page and also often occupy a significant amount of visual space. As a result, optimizing images can often yield some of the largest byte savings and performance improvements for your website: Read More

Blurring and color shifting behind an element. Jul 26, 2019• Updated Aug 29, 2019 Translucence, blurring, and other effects are useful ways of creating depth while keeping the context of the background content. They support a host of use cases such as frosted glass, video overlays, translucent navigation headers, inappropriate image censoring, image loading, and Read More

Blurring and color shifting behind an element. Jul 26, 2019• Updated Aug 29, 2019 Translucence, blurring, and other effects are useful ways of creating depth while keeping the context of the background content. They support a host of use cases such as frosted glass, video overlays, translucent navigation headers, inappropriate image censoring, image loading, and Read More

Aug 17, 2018• Updated Aug 5, 2020 Appears in: Fast load times Not every byte that is sent down the wire to the browser has the same degree of importance, and the browser knows this. Browsers have heuristics that attempt to make a best-guess at the most important resources to load first—such as CSS before Read More

Introduction # ? I have done a lot of background research on the history and theory of dark mode, if you are only interested in working with dark mode, feel free to skip the introduction. Dark mode before Dark Mode # Green screen (Source) We have gone full circle with dark mode. In the dawn Read More

Apr 24, 2018 This codelab uses Chrome DevTools. Download Chrome if you don’t already have it. This codelab explores how both minifying and compressing the JavaScript bundle for the following application improves page performance by reducing the app’s request size. Measure # Since webpack is used in this application, any changes made to the code Read More

Learn how to improve render times with critical CSS technique. May 29, 2019 Appears in: Fast load times The browser must download and parse CSS files before it can show the page, which makes CSS a render-blocking resource. If CSS files are big, or network conditions are poor, requests for CSS files can significantly increase Read More

Apr 23, 2018 This codelab uses Chrome DevTools. Download Chrome if you don’t already have it. This codelab shows you how to preload web fonts using rel=”preload” to remove any flash of unstyled text (FOUT). Measure # First measure how the website performs before adding any optimizations. To preview the site, press View App. Then press Read More

The prefers-reduced-motion media query detects whether the user has requested the operating system to minimize the amount of animation or motion it uses. Mar 11, 2019• Updated Dec 10, 2019 Not everyone likes decorative animations or transitions, and some users outright experience motion sickness when faced with parallax scrolling, zooming effects, and so on. Chrome Read More

How to create sites which respond to the needs and capabilities of the device they are viewed on. Feb 12, 2019• Updated May 14, 2020 The use of mobile devices to surf the web continues to grow at an astronomical pace, and these devices are often constrained by display size and require a different approach Read More

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