Why Your Site Is Slow

Performance Answers for Your Clients

Steve Persch

Lead Developer Advocate

Marc Drummond

Frontend Developer, Lullabot

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Webinar Details:


Speed is a feature many clients assume they will get but do not always ask for. In fact, you are more likely to hear your clients ask for features or functionality that will make the site slower. Then, right before launch, clients will ask “why is this site so slow?”

Surface-level technical issues like slow queries and redundant JavaScript files are often blamed when a site is slow, although there are numerous factors that can affect performance. In practice, web teams need to ask “why” repeatedly in order to get to the root cause. This presentation will dive into the many answers to this question and look for the root causes of slow sites.

Speakers: Steve Persch, Marc Drummond

Here’s what you’ll learn:


  • Profiling / Monitoring / Budgeting

    We will cover tools of the trade that provide metrics to inform performance work.

  • Architecture

    Find out how to compose your infrastructure and your code in ways that optimize performance.

  • Frontend Performance

    Most of the time spent waiting for a website to load happens in the browser. We’ll focus on client-side improvements.

  • Root Causes

    Do you have three sets of stakeholders each wanting to load their own analytics tracking tools? If so, you will have a difficult time optimizing your JavaScript.