Front End Performance – Make Your Website Lightning Fast
- Anatomy of a web page
- Measuring the non-obvious and identifying bottlenecks
- The Hypertext transfer protocol
- Reducing HTTP requests
- Configuring Apache
- Additional optimizations
- Content delivery networks
- Related Drupal modules
You should get a feeling for what “front end performance” actually means and where the main problems are located. You will also learn how to tackle these issues in a structured manner, measure the effects and get to know the basics of the foundation technology of the web, the Hypertext transfer protocol.
You should be familiar with how a website is structured and know basic Apache configuration. Being familiar with HTTP is a bonus.
Konstantin Käfer is currently studying IT Systems Engineering in Potsdam, Germany. He also works as a consultant for NowPublic, a large citizen journalism website using Drupal. He joined the Drupal community as a Google Summer of Code Student in 2006.