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Performance Implications of Mobile Design

  • Aug 1, 2012 · 6:30 PM
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Building a good mobile website, spanning different devices, platforms and contexts, is a difficult task. And also making that website FAST is even harder. Performance is often overlooked as designers and developers focus on layout and functionality, often resulting with slow and heavy mobile sites.

In this presentation we'll review the top design philosophies for building a mobile website. We'll briefly explain each, and dig into the primary performance implications it carries. We'll show real world examples, explain what they did wrong, and talk about how you can avoid these problems on your own site.

Guy Podjarny (Guypo) is a web performance researcher, focusing on front-end performance and mobile web performance. Guy was the founder and CTO of, later acquired by Akamai. Guy also manages Mobitest, an open-source mobile web performance measurement tool, and contributes to various web performance projects like webpagetest and the HTTP Archive.


6:30 - Arrive to Animoto, meet other members
6:45 - Event starts
7:00 - Performance Implications of Mobile Web Design (Guy Podjarny)
8:00 - Q&A
8:15 - Book giveaway
8:30 - Open Discussion, Networking


We are moving to Animoto and hope it will be our new location (thanks, Justin!).
They will have pizza and drinks so you don't go hungry!

440 Lafayette St
2nd Floor
New York, NY

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Our Sponsors:

Akamai® is the leading cloud platform for helping enterprises provide secure, high-performing user experiences on any device, anywhere.

Yottaa provides innovative cloud services enabling its customers to assess, benchmark, monitor and optimize their website performance.

Strangeloop provides advanced front-end optimization (FEO) solutions to companies like eBay/PayPal, Visa, and O'Reilly Media.

Catchpoint is sponsoring us by providing 10% discount to our members and books to raffle.

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  • Sergey C.

    Here's direct link to the recorded video (talk starts at 10m:45s):

    November 20, 2012

  • Patrick D.

    Great meetup. This meetup was very useful and gave a good insight into the challenges with mobile website performance.

    August 3, 2012

  • John T.

    Where are the slides from last night?

    August 2, 2012

  • matt

    Guy Podjarny did a great job. It was a mixed audience of web performance professionals, designers, developers, business people. So I think he did a lot to keep everyone happy and engaged. Personally I was happy to hear about performance implications of mobile, and felt a little bogged down when we got into how to redirect by user agent or how to write responsive web design. both are big topics worthy of their own meetups. actually they even have meetups just for them.

    August 2, 2012

  • Jon T.

    Great speaker, great venue. It would have been nice if the presentation got started sooner and moved faster. Maybe have people hold questions to the end?

    August 2, 2012

  • De J.

    Great presentation. Beautifully organized. I like GuyPo's style of presentation, going through the slide first and taking question later. Real wealth of knowledge in there!

    August 2, 2012

  • Justin C.

    We are going to try live streaming this. You can join the broadcast here:

    August 1, 2012

    • Ivy F.

      Awesome because I didn't realize this was happening tonight!

      August 1, 2012

  • Mehboob A.

    Nice space.. thanks Justin!

    August 1, 2012

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    Fastly is the next generation CDN.

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    Any experience. Any device. Anywhere.


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  • O'Reilly

    O'Reilly publishes performance books and sponsors our book raffles!

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