Steve Souders’ tech talk on writing fast code
This guy is my hero on web performance technique, so I was real happy when this video was published recently in googletechtalks YouTube channel (check out the channel, it has many, many other interesting videos).
Souders’ talk revealed several more considerations that escape my own experiments in this. One is that some proxy server will buffer chunked transfer; the effect of which is that the user will get the entire page in a single monolithic transfer. Also, some browsers (Chrome and Safari) will not start partial render unless there’s enough data (2KB for Chrome, and 1KB for Safari).
Tags: web performance