Designing for Performance

Weighing Aesthetics and Speed

Author: Lara Callender Hogan

Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."

ISBN: 1491903724

Category: Computers

Page: 182

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As a web designer, you encounter tough choices when it comes to weighing aesthetics and performance. Good content, layout, images, and interactivity are essential for engaging your audience, and each of these elements have an enormous impact on page load time and the end-user experience. In this practical book, Lara Hogan helps you approach projects with page speed in mind, showing you how to test and benchmark which design choices are most critical. To get started, all you need are basic HTML and CSS skills and Photoshop experience. Topics include: The impact of page load time on your site, brand, and users Page speed basics: how browsers retrieve and render content Best practices for optimizing and loading images How to clean up HTML and CSS, and optimize web fonts Mobile-first design with performance goals by breakpoint Using tools to measure performance as your site evolves Methods for shaping an organization’s performance culture
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Forecasting for Technologists and Engineers

A Practical Guide for Better Decisions

Author: Brian C. Twiss

Publisher: IET

ISBN: 9780863412851

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 221

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This book is written for all technologists and engineers. To those unfamiliar with forecasting it may appear a somewhat esoteric activity with little relevance to the everyday technical concerns of the reader. This is not so. The aim of this book is to show how forecasting can improve the quality of technical decision making. Furthermore, this can be accomplished without the use of highly sophisticated techniques which can only be applied by specialists. The approaches described in this book can be easily understood and used by all its readers. The techniques of forecasting for technical decisions have been developed over several decades. Unfortunately they are not widely used in industry in the West where they were developed although they are much more widely used in Japan. One of the reasons for this may be that many of the methods appear highly complex and do not appear in the text books read by most technologists. The word "forecasting" is emotive to many people who reject the concept on the grounds that it will never be possible to forecast an uncertain future. Whilst this contains an element of truth it ignores the valuable contribution that a systematic analysis of the future can make to a wide range of decisions. The aim of this book is to describe the most useful methods in terms that all technologists can apply. It is not claimed that they will lead to the making of the "right" decisions. However, the experience of the author in applying them in a range of industries shows clearly that they can assist in making better decisions.
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The Electric Vehicle Conversion Handbook HP1568

Author: Mark Warner

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101515791

Category: Transportation

Page: 176

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A guide on how to convert any gas- or diesel-powered vehicle to electric power. Includes ownership advantages, basic EV operation, subsystems, components, basic EV operation, project vehicles, and conversion kits.
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Project Independence Blue Print

Transcript of Third Public Hearing, Boston Massachusetts, August 26-29, 1974, Appendix

Author: United States. Federal Energy Administration

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Boston (Mass.)

Page: 240

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Project Independence

Project Independence blueprint : transcripts of public hearings

Author: United States. Federal Energy Administration

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Business & Economics

Page: N.A

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