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Refresh Tour: Keep The Mobile Web Quick & Better Design with Reusable HTML & CSS

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Speed by Design – Keep The Mobile Web Quick

As attention spans are heading towards zero and more and more of the population is constantly on-the-go, optimizing your mobile websites to load quickly and efficiently can make an enormous difference in visitor engagement, and most importantly, your bottom-line. Designing for performance should be a top-priority in keeping your visitors happy and allowing them do what they need to do quickly.

You’ll learn a few techniques on how to keep your mobile websites lean and loading quickly, how page speed is actually a component of good UX, how to test and benchmark under various network conditions, and how slow loading times can turn away visitors and potential paying customers.

About Jon

Jon Buda is web developer who loves to design, or a designer who loves to code – depending on the day. He enjoys solving problems holistically, thinking about back-end, front-end, and design all as equally important parts in crafting great experiences. He helps to organize Refresh Chicago and is currently working with Table XI.

Optimizing User Adoption for fun & profit - Small data is the new big data

What if your start-up or web product doesn't have enough data to do the things that the big companies are doing? Brad will review the disciplines of data science and give tips on how to use them whether your data is big or small.

About Brad Wilkening

Brad is a developer, strategist, & co-founder of Chicago's most awesome Development Shop; DevMynd Software. He spends his days providing practical strategies for start-ups as well as helping the enterprise create project wide alignment. He is also organizer for several developer events in Chicago, and loves writing in the third person.


We suggest parking in the Compuware parking structure, located on Farmer and Monroe streets. Parking is $5 and is a short 5 minute walk to The Qube (see map below). The address for the Compuware building is 1 Campus Martius Detroit, MI 48226