Hey,

we often talk about performance and request browsers to render things faster. But when they finally do, we as developers use the chance to demand even more performance. Alex Russel from the Chrome team shared some thoughts on developer abuse of browser performance and explains why websites are still slow while browsers reinvented themselved, created incredibly faster rendering engines. This is in-line with the article by Oliver Williams indicating that we’re focusing on the wrong things and instead of delivering the fastest solutions for slower machines and browsers, we serve even bigger bundles with polyfills and transpiled code to every browser. And while it’s certainly not easy to break out of this pattern and serve small bundles in the interest of the user, we have all technologies to achieve that. Let’s more often explore the non-traditional ways and think about the actual user experience. And take time upfront before defining a project workflow instead of afterwards.

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