Optimising your workflow for performance

A presentation at Generate London 2015 in in London, UK by Andrew Smith

A recent number of talks have shown front end developers the importance of creating high performance web sites. But how do you go from the theory of reducing requests and shrinking file sizes to actually executing this on your clients’ projects?

This talk will take a look at some of the performance techniques that have been recommended by browser evangelists over the past couple of years and show how they can be achieved using the automated task runners Grunt and Gulp.

For each technique we'll recap why it is important to our page load before diving in to the Grunt and Gulp tasks that can help us to achieve this, as well as taking a look at the code used to configure each task to build the optimal website.