McrFRED 64 Doug Sillars

For the next McrFRED, we are on the move, (across the street to be exact), where we will be hosting the event at Code Computerlove on 'Thursday 20th September, 2018' with Doug Sillars joining us.

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Doug Sillars

Doug Sillars - @dougsillars

Doug is is a freelance mobile performance expert, having helped thousands of developers speed up their mobile apps and websites. A Google Developer Expert and the author of O'Reilly's "High Performance Android Apps" Doug has spoken at developer conferences in the US and Europe, and blogs regularly at He is currently working as a freelance digital nomad, traveling with his family in Europe.

"Fast and Beautiful Images" - the best ways to build images for all of the screens/devices that are out there.

The average mobile website page weight is ~50% images. Toss in the complication of thousands of differently sized screens, and it might appear that efficient delivery of images to every device is an impossible task. But all is not lost! In this talk, we’ll examine strategies to send the perfect image to every device, ensuring a fast, beautiful rendering of your content. We’ll look at progressive images, placeholder images, lazy loading and other techniques and real world examples that will improve the usability of your site or app. Attendees will come away with an understand of the current ‘state of the art’ for optimizing visual content on the web.

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Thursday 20th September, 2018

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