What loading performance means and why it matters on today's web.
How you can measure loading performance to determine how fast a website loads.
Tools and techniques you can use to measure web performance across a variety of device types and network conditions.
Best practice performance optimisation techniques to reduce how long it takes the browser to download and render a website.
We'll download a slow website from Github and step by step make it load faster!
Take a website from 12 -> 100 on Google Lighthouse performance score.
No prior knowledge of web performance optimisation required.
10 sections • 41 lectures • 3h 51m total length
Looking after Users
Search Engine Optimisation
How Browsers Load Websites
About Measuring Web Performance
Loading Performance Metrics
Establishing Testing Conditions
What is Google Lighthouse?
Running Lighthouse Audits
Lighthouse in Node.js
Running WebPageTest Audits
Basic RUM with Google Analytics
Simulating Network Speeds
Advanced Throttling & SPOF Testing
Prepare Testing Conditions
Initial Performance Report
3rd Party Static Assets
Text Asset Optimisation
Google Fonts Optimisation
Remove Unused CSS
Final Performance Report
The web needs more developers who understand web performance.
On today’s web, having a fast loading website is a priority. It’s an important part of everything from reducing bounce rates to improving search engine optimisation to even increasing the big one - conversions!
In “Building Faster Websites: Getting Started with Web Performance”, across 41 lectures totalling nearly 4 hours long, you’ll learn how to do just that, build websites which load faster and thus perform better.
No prior knowledge of web performance or loading performance optimisation is required, and with the knowledge and performance optimisation experience you'll gain from this course, you'll be able to deliver much more value to your clients or your employer.
If you're a web developer looking to expand your knowledge or even take the next step in your career, then front-end loading performance is a worthy specialisation to explore.
Who this course is for:
Web developers who know nothing about loading performance and are keen to learn.
Web developers who are wanting to build faster loading websites