High Performance Responsive Design: Building Faster Sites Across Devices

By Tom Barker

Yes, you can use responsive website design to create excessive functionality, compelling web content. With this functional e-book, writer Tom Barker demonstrates that responsive layout is not only a frontend-only process, but additionally a philosophy for making the most of the complete net stack. Responsive layout styles and anti-patterns, derived from seriously used real-world websites, are guiding ideas during the book.

Ideal for frontend-focused internet builders, this ebook indicates you the way to include responsiveness and function into your venture plan, use Node.js for device-specific performance at the backend, and write automatic assessments for a continuing integration setting. You’ll discover many helpful instruments and responsive frameworks, and achieve precious insights from Barker’s personal adventure with responsive layout alongside the way.

  • Get a primer on net functionality strategies, net runtime functionality, and function monitoring tools
  • Write performance with Node.js that serves up a device-specific event to the client
  • Explore client-side strategies, similar to lazy loading complete sections of a page—including photos, styling, and content
  • Validate carrier point agreements (SLAs) through writing automatic checks with PhantomJS
  • Examine a number of responsive frameworks, together with the author’s server-side framework, Ripple

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A hundred thirty five Skeleton . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 139 Semantic UI. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 143 A comparability of Frontend Frameworks . . . . . . . . . . . . . 148 Ripple. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . one hundred fifty precis. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 152 Index. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 153 iv  |   CONTENTS [ Preface ] even if responsive layout is a reasonably ubiquitous time period at this aspect, it truly is nonetheless thought of generally a frontend challenge. within the minds of so much builders, responsive layout can be tightly coupled with media queries. With this publication, even if, I suggest that responsive layout is extra of a philosophy instead of a know-how: an incredible that may be approached from many alternative angles, from the normal frontend-only technique, but in addition that there's adequate info handed to the internet server in each one HTTP request to be responsive at the backend. And, from time to time, it's a greater appearing method to push our responsiveness to the backend. I initially meant to put in writing this booklet simply because even though i used to be seeing designers and engineers round me operating with the tips of manufacturing responsive web content, I additionally observed enterprise and product proprietors souring from the assumption simply because they have been keenly conscious of the internet functionality charges even if we weren’t constantly. by way of focusing purely at the responsiveness of the customer part and never trying to find extra performant concepts, we have been slowly disillusioning our stakeholders at the merits of responsiveness, or even our personal effectiveness. As I obtained lower than method with this e-book, it all started to tackle a lifetime of its personal. when we are taking note of the functionality of our responsive web content, how can we plan for that during our grooming classes? If we're developing service-level agreements (SLAs) for the functionality of our pages, how can we attempt that functionality in the course of improvement, in a continuous integration surroundings? i glance to reply to every one of these questions during this booklet. v INTENDED viewers I wrote this publication particularly with net builders in brain, particularly frontend-focused internet builders who would possibly not have ventured onto the backend but. It’s for that reason why I didn’t rehash the entire present frontend functionality top practices for CSS that you should locate at any place else. that also is the explanation I stored JavaScript because the basic language utilized in the e-book, particularly NodeJS for the entire backend code samples. With that stated, there are sufficient introductory fabrics and explanatory notes that designers, expertise leaders, and builders of each event point and specialization might be capable of enjoy the details inside of this booklet. bankruptcy DESCRIPTIONS In bankruptcy 1, i take advantage of the head 50 such a lot trafficked websites as a pattern dataset to derive universal layout styles and anti-patterns in use for responsive layout. those styles and anti-patterns could be guiding rules for us through the ebook. We additionally examine the assumption of mdot websites, and speak about their execs and cons.

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