Front End Performance - Making Drupal Lightning Fast
Front End Performance (by Konstantin Käfer)
In his book “High performance websites”, Steve Souders discusses various ways to accomplish this. This part of the session is based on that book but contains additional Drupal-related information and strategies. We are going to discuss various ways to speed up page loading and look at various tool that help you measure and verify your success.
You should get a feeling for what “front end performance” actually means and where the main problems are located. You will also learn how to tackle these issues in a structured manner, measure the effects and get to know the basics of the foundation technology of the web, the Hypertext transfer protocol.
You should be familiar with how a website is structured and know basic Apache configuration. Being familiar with HTTP is a bonus.
Faster & more flexible CDN integration (by Wim Leers)
This part of the session will explain how a CDN (Content Delivery Network) improves page loading times and how you should continuously analyze the page loading performance of your web site. Older techniques for integrating a CDN with Drupal will be compared and my new, alternative, comprehensive solution will be presented.
For details about this part of the session, see its original session proposal.