Even Faster Web Sites: Performance Best Practices for Web Developers

By Steve Souders

Functionality is necessary to the luck of any site, and but modern day internet functions push browsers to their limits with expanding quantities of wealthy content material and heavy use of Ajax. during this booklet, Steve Souders, net functionality evangelist at Google and previous leader functionality Yahoo!, offers necessary strategies that will help you optimize your site's functionality.

Souders' past ebook, the bestselling High functionality internet Sites, surprised the internet improvement international through revealing that eighty% of the time it takes for an online web page to load is at the customer facet. In Even swifter internet Sites, Souders and 8 specialist members supply top practices and pragmatic recommendation for making improvements to your site's functionality in 3 serious categories:

  • JavaScript--Get recommendation for realizing Ajax functionality, writing effective JavaScript, growing responsive functions, loading scripts with out blockading different parts, and more.
  • Network--Learn to percentage assets throughout a number of domain names, decrease photograph dimension with no lack of caliber, and use chunked encoding to render pages quicker.
  • Browser--Discover choices to iframes, the right way to simplify CSS selectors, and different strategies.

Speed is vital for modern day wealthy media sites and net 2.0 purposes. With this e-book, you will find out how to shave invaluable seconds off your websites' load occasions and lead them to reply even faster.

This booklet comprises six visitor chapters contributed through Dion Almaer, Doug Crockford, Ben Galbraith, Tony Gentilcore, Dylan Schiemann, Stoyan Stefanov, Nicole Sullivan, and Nicholas C. Zakas.

Show description

Continue reading »

D3.js in Action

By Elijah Meeks


D3.js in Action is a pragmatic instructional for growing interactive pics and data-driven functions utilizing D3.js. you will begin with in-depth motives of D3's out-of-the-box layouts, in addition to dozens of functional use situations that align with forms of visualizations. Then, you will discover functional recommendations for content material production, animation, and representing dynamic data—including interactive snap shots and knowledge streamed stay over the internet. the ultimate chapters provide help to use D3's wealthy interplay version because the origin for a whole internet software. after all, you may be able to combine D3.js into your net improvement procedure and remodel any web site right into a extra attractive and complicated person experience.

Purchase of the print booklet features a loose booklet in PDF, Kindle, and ePub codecs from Manning Publications.

About the Technology

D3.js is a JavaScript library that permits information to be represented graphically on an online web page. since it makes use of the commonly supported SVG typical, D3 permits you to create scalable graphs for any smooth browser. you begin with a constitution, dataset, or set of rules and programmatically generate static, interactive, or lively photos that responsively scale to any screen.

About the Book

D3.js in Action introduces you to the main strong net information visualization library on hand and indicates you the way to exploit it to construct interactive pics and data-driven purposes. you are going to begin with dozens of sensible use circumstances that align with kinds of charts, networks, and maps utilizing D3's out-of-the-box layouts. Then, you are going to discover useful suggestions for content material layout, animation, and illustration of dynamic data—including interactive pix and dwell streaming data.

What's Inside

  • Interacting with vector graphics
  • Expressive info visualization
  • Creating wealthy mapping applications
  • Prepping your data
  • Complete data-driven net apps in D3

Readers desire uncomplicated HTML, CSS, and JavaScript talents. No adventure with D3 or SVG is required.

About the Author

Elijah Meeks is a senior facts visualization engineer at Netflix. His D3.js portfolio comprises paintings at Stanford collage and with famous businesses worldwide.

Table of Contents

  1. An advent to D3.js
  2. Information visualization facts flow
  3. Data-driven layout and interaction
  5. Chart components
  6. Layouts
  7. Network visualization
  8. Geospatial info visualization
  9. Traditional DOM manipulation with D3
  10. PART three complicated TECHNIQUES
  11. Composing interactive applications
  12. Writing layouts and components
  13. Big facts visualization
  14. D3.js on cellular (available on-line only)

Show description

Continue reading »

Mastering JavaScript High Performance

Master the paintings of establishing, deploying, and optimizing quicker net purposes with JavaScript

About This Book

  • Test and optimize JavaScript code efficiently
  • Build speedier and more adept JavaScript courses for net browsers and hybrid cellular apps
  • Step-by-step instructional full of real-world examples

Who This publication Is For

If you're a JavaScript developer with a few event in improvement and wish to extend the functionality of JavaScript tasks via construction quicker net apps, then this e-book is for you. you need to recognize the elemental techniques of JavaScript.

What you are going to Learn

  • Test latest JavaScript code utilizing JSLint and know how to higher optimize JavaScript code
  • Create your individual construct procedure for JavaScript tasks utilizing Node.js and GulpJS
  • Get to understand top performance-focused practices whilst writing JavaScript code
  • Use the DOM extra successfully by means of optimizing JavaScript with CSS3 animations
  • Learn how one can unit try out JavaScript code utilizing Jasmine

In Detail

Studying JavaScript functionality extensive will make you able to tackling the advanced and significant projects required to resolve functionality matters. during this publication, you are going to study while and why to take advantage of an IDE over a standard textual content editor. jam-packed with examples, you are going to additionally methods to create a construct process to check and set up your JavaScript undertaking through optimizing the code. subsequent, you'll circulation directly to know about DOM optimization, JavaScript delivers, and internet staff to higher get a divorce your huge codebase. additionally, you will know about JavaScript functionality on cellular structures reminiscent of iOS and Android and the way to set up your JavaScript undertaking to a tool. eventually, through the top of the booklet, you'll pinpoint JavaScript functionality difficulties utilizing applicable instruments, supply optimization options, and supply instruments to advance speedy functions with JavaScript.

Show description

Continue reading »

Foundation Website Creation with HTML5, CSS3, and JavaScript

By Tom Barker

Foundation site production with HTML5, CSS3, and JavaScript indicates the complete technique of construction an internet site. This technique contains even more than simply technical wisdom, and this publication provides all the knowledge you will want to appreciate the innovations in the back of designing and constructing for the internet, in addition to the simplest ability to convey specialist effects dependent on best practices.

in fact, there's way more to construction a winning site than understanding a bit Hypertext Markup Language (HTML). the method begins lengthy earlier than any coding happens, and this booklet introduces you to the agile improvement technique, explaining why this system makes loads feel for net tasks and the way most sensible to enforce it. We additionally be certain you are modern by utilizing the newest HTML5 features. Planning is essential, so you are going to additionally learn how to use concepts reminiscent of brainstorming, wireframes, mockups, and prototypes to get your venture off to the very best commence and aid be sure delicate growth because it develops.

An realizing of right, semantic markup is vital for any internet expert; this publication explains how HTML5 could be used to constitution content material in order that the markup adheres to present internet criteria. you will know about the big variety of HTML5 parts to be had to you, and you may find out how and whilst to exploit them via construction instance web content.

with no artistic use of Cascading variety Sheets (CSS), web content could all glance principally a similar. CSS allows you to set your web site except the remainder, whereas protecting the integrity of your markup. we will exhibit the hot good points of CSS3 and the way you should use them. You'll learn the way CSS3 works and the way to use types in your pages, permitting you to achieve your layout principles within the browser.

JavaScript can be utilized to make your site more uncomplicated and extra fascinating to exploit. This booklet presents info on acceptable makes use of of this expertise and introduces the ideas of JavaScript programming. you are going to additionally see how JavaScript works as a part of the much-hyped strategy Ajax, and in flip, the place Ajax matches into the broader net 2.0 photo.

whereas an internet site is being equipped, it has to be proven throughout a number of browsers and systems to make sure that the positioning works for all clients, despite skill or incapacity, and this e-book explains how most sensible to accomplish those initiatives. Then, it discusses the method of launching and holding the location with a purpose to proceed to paintings for all its clients all through its lifestyles cycle.

Foundation web site production with HTML5, CSS3, and JavaScript concludes by means of overlaying server-side applied sciences, appearing as a consultant to different thoughts on hand. With insights from well known specialists similar to Jason Fried of 37signals, Daniel Burka of Digg and Pownce, and Chris Messina of Citizen Agency, starting place web site construction with CSS, XHTML, and JavaScript provides precious details acceptable to each net project―regardless of measurement, scope, or budget.

Show description

Continue reading »

Full Stack JavaScript: Learn Backbone.js, Node.js and MongoDB

By Azat Mardan

This is a hands-on booklet which introduces you to agile JavaScript net and cellular software program improvement utilizing the newest state of the art front-end and back-end applied sciences including: Node.js, MongoDB, Backbone.js, Parse.com, Heroku and Windows Azure.
Practical examples comprise development a number of models of the Chat app:
•jQuery + Parse.com JS relaxation API
•Backbone and Parse.com JS SDK
•Backbone and Node.js
•Backbone and Node.js + MongoDB
The Chat program has the entire origin of a customary web/mobile software: fetching facts, exhibiting it, filing new data.
Other examples within the e-book are as follows:
•jQuery + Twitter RESP API “Tweet Analyzer”
•Parse.com “Save John”
•MongoDB “Print Collections”
•Backbone.js “Apple Database”

•Monk + Express.js “REST API Server”

This publication will prevent many hours through offering a hand-picked and established choice of quickly begin publications. RPJS has useful examples that permit to spend much less time studying and extra time construction your individual purposes. Prototype quickly and send code that matters!
What you'll Learn:
  • You should still anticipate a uncomplicated realizing from a suite of fast begin courses, tutorials and proposals for the devel0pment apps mentioned during this book. 
  • In addition to coding examples, the e-book covers almost all setup and deployment step-by-step. 
  • You’ll examine from the examples of Chat web/mobile purposes beginning with front-end parts and by the tip we’ll placed front-end and back-end jointly and install to the construction environment. 
Who This booklet is For:
The standard programmer who desires to examine extra approximately potent JavaScript coding.

Show description

Continue reading »

Pro JavaScript for Web Apps (Expert's Voice in Web Development)

By Adam Freeman

JavaScript is the engine in the back of each net app, and an outstanding wisdom of it really is crucial for all glossy internet developers. seasoned JavaScript for internet Apps can provide the entire details that you have to create expert, optimized, and effective JavaScript functions that would run throughout all units. It takes you thru all points of recent JavaScript program production, displaying you ways to mix JavaScript with the recent positive factors of HTML5 and CSS3 to utilize the hot internet applied sciences.

the focal point of the booklet is on growing expert internet functions, making sure that your app offers the simplest adventure to your clients, with soft and responsive keep watch over and suggestions and an intuitive and optimized interface. you are going to the best way to take a easy software and convey it as much as a certified point whereas to ensure that it is still bullet-proof and insect loose. Pro JavaScript for net Apps also will improve your improvement workflow utilizing jQuery to streamline the method and releasing you to spend extra time at the vital elements of your app whereas the framework bargains with the mundanity.

the simplest app stories are a mix of a pretty notion with faultless execution. when you have the guidelines, Pro JavaScript for internet Apps will assist you craft them right into a out of the ordinary app.

Show description

Continue reading »

Beginning jQuery

By Jack Franklin

Beginning jQuery is your step by step advisor to studying the jQuery library. jQuery is the preferred JavaScript library within the net developer’s toolkit. Jack Franklin takes you from the fundamentals of having you all started with jQuery, all over to extending jQuery by way of writing your personal plug-ins. you will discover top practices you could stick with, how one can steer clear of universal blunders, and you may know about such a lot of of the issues that jQuery has to provide, together with how one can:

  • Use jQuery’s strong instruments to dynamically replace content material in your web site, together with DOM manipulation.
  • Extend jQuery’s services through writing your personal plugins on most sensible of the framework.
  • Animate components and construct your individual jQuery slider.
  • Employ top practices and keep away from universal error made by means of newbies.

JavaScript is a strong language yet each internet developer needs to navigate the difficult matters round cross-browser inconsistencies. Beginning jQuery teaches you ways to take advantage of jQuery to prevent spending a while solving those browser insects - letting you consider what fairly concerns to you. all through Beginning jQuery, you will discover how expressive but concise jQuery’s code is and what sort of faster and effective you could enhance with jQuery!

Show description

Continue reading »

jQuery UI

By Eric Sarrion

With the jQuery UI library, you could follow the ability and criteria of jQuery to person interface layout, whole with interactive parts, animation, and themeable widgets. This concise, code-heavy consultant demonstrates the way to harness interactive beneficial properties that HTML5 lacks, together with tabs, accordions, and conversation containers. You’ll additionally the best way to software universal yet complicated initiatives, corresponding to dealing with drag and drop and autocomplete, that make it more straightforward for clients to have interaction along with your site.

This ebook offers a brief travel of ways jQuery UI can enhance your HTML pages, via standalone chapters that target all the elements intimately. If you’re an internet developer or fashion designer seeking to improve your site with new features—without having to dive into full-fledged Javascript—jQuery UI is a must.

This publication covers the subsequent extensions in model 1.8:

  • Tab management
  • Accordion menus
  • Dialog boxes
  • Buttons
  • Progress bars
  • Sliders
  • Date pickers
  • Autocompleters
  • Drag and drop management
  • Selection, resizing, and switching of elements
  • New visible effects

Show description

Continue reading »

Third-Party JavaScript

By Ben Vinegar, Anton Kovalyov


Third-Party JavaScript publications net builders throughout the whole improvement of a full-featured third-party JavaScript program. you will examine dozens of concepts for constructing widgets that gather facts for analytics, offer important overlays and dialogs, or enforce gains like chat or commenting. The strategies and examples all through this e-book symbolize the easiest practices for this rising box, in line with millions of real-world dev hours and effects from thousands of users.

About this Book

there is an paintings to writing third-party JavaScript—embeddable scripts which could plug into any site. they have to adapt simply to unknown host environments, coexist with different purposes, and deal with the difficult protection vulnerabilities you get whilst code and asset records are served from distant net addresses. Get it correct and you've got limitless techniques for dispensing your apps. This specified booklet exhibits you ways.

Third-Party JavaScript publications you thru the bits and bobs of establishing full-featured third-party JavaScript purposes. you will study strategies for constructing widgets that acquire facts for analytics, supply necessary overlays and dialogs, or enforce gains like chat and commenting. The ideas and examples through the e-book symbolize the simplest practices for this rising box, in line with millions of real-world dev hours and effects from hundreds of thousands of users.

Written for net builders who understand JavaScript, this publication calls for no earlier wisdom of third-party apps.

What's Inside

  • Writing conflict-free JavaScript, HTML, and CSS
  • Making cross-domain requests from the browser
  • How to beat third-party cookie limitations
  • Security vulnerabilities of third-party applications
  • Purchase of the print booklet features a loose booklet in PDF, Kindle, and ePub codecs from Manning Publications.

    About the Authors

    Ben Vinegar is an engineer at Disqus, a third-party JavaScript commenting platform. Anton Kovalyov is a software program engineer at Mozilla. they're third-party functions specialists whose paintings has been disbursed on thousands of websites

    Table of Contents

    1. Introduction to third-party JavaScript
    2. Distributing and loading your application
    3. Rendering HTML and CSS
    4. Communicating with the server
    5. Cross-domain iframe messaging
    6. Authentication and sessions
    7. Security
    8. Developing a third-party JavaScript SDK
    9. Performance
    10. Debugging and testing

    Show description

    Continue reading »