Building a Lean, Mean Drupal Theme

07/23/2015 - 15:00-07/23/2015 - 15:45
Balcony C
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Front-end, User Experience and Design

This track covers delivering projects focused on the most important audience—the end user. Learn how to leverage Drupal to help you keep abreast of emerging trends in the mobile, componentized Web world. We’ll show you strategies for fostering collaboration between content creators, designers, strategists, and end-users.




How do you turn your flabby and out-of-shape website into a fit and robust machine? You can turn on CSS and JS file aggregation and throw some caching at it. Those changes will get you part way there, but in many ways you're just covering up the problem.

To make serious performance improvements you must whip your front-end into shape. There's no magic pill for this, and in many ways it's hard to know if you are making any serious gains.

In this session we will take a look at some of the pain points of site performance and find the best practices to overcome them. We will also look at ways to make sure you are optimized to get the improvements you seek.

Slides for this presentation can be found here [HTML] or here [PDF].