Reinventing the Wheel
I'm worried about the web. I mainly worry that we're not advancing the state of the art quickly enough.
Let me explain why...
So Chrome has a new rendering engine called Blink. It's based on WebKit. While this a big change for the web, I believe it's an extremely positive one.
Don't Guess it, Test it!
I recently delivered a talk in Stockholm to the local developer community. I discussed site and app performance, why it matters and how you can start improving your apps immediately.
I've posted the video and slides, as well as this synopsis. Enjoy!
On translate3d and layer creation hacks
Translate3d is often hailed as something of a silver bullet. In many cases it will drastically improve rendering performance in WebKit ports like Chrome and Safari.
Let's take a look at why it can improves rendering performance, and what we need to be careful of.