The first programming I ever did was on an HP programmable calculator with a 49-step program memory. Despite the limit, I was able to program the classic “Lunar Lander” and artillery games.
Ever since then, I’ve had an abiding interest in writing efficient programs and (when the Internet came along) websites. For a while, I was out of step with the industry, as fast PCs and broadband connections made the search for efficiency seem almost quaint.
But the Wheel turns, and everything old is new again. In particular, as mobile phone data plans have gone from unlimited 3G to metered 4G connections, there is a renewed need to get the most design bang for the least bandwidth buck.
Filament Group (a web design firm based in Boston, MA) posted about some tips and tricks to “…make RWD sites load fast as heck“.
Well, I say “tips and tricks”. What I mean is “seriously technical hacks and optimizations.”