Hasty Treat - Slow Connections Part 2


In this Hasty Treat, Scott and Wes are back with part 2 on how to develop for slow internet connections.

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Show Notes

03:27 - Images

  • Resize client-side when uploading
  • Lazy load or progressive JPG
  • Width + height so the content doesn’t shift with placeholders
  • Compress your images - lossless and lossy
  • Use SVG where possible

08:33 - Scripts + CSS assets

08:51 - Video

  • Variable-rate video is key

09:13 - Connections that go in-n-out a lot

  • Save form state on page refresh
  • Show UI when user goes offline
    • window.addEventListener('offline', updateOnlineStatus);
    • window.addEventListener('online', updateOnlineStatus);
  • Retrying in _____

10:27 - Service workers!

  • Serves up local cache initially

12:05 - Fonts

  • Font-display CSS https://css-tricks.com/font-display-masses/
  • Sometimes possible: tree shake your fonts - load only the characters you need
  • font-family: -apple-system, BlinkMacSystemFont, 'Segoe UI', Roboto, Oxygen, Ubuntu, Cantarell, 'Open Sans', 'Helvetica Neue', sans-serif;

14:04 - CSS tricks

  • Text over background image — make sure you also set a color so the text will show while the image is loading

14:37 - Testing slow connections

  • Dev tools
  • Mimic a speed, or 3G
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