@media 2007 Europe Over, @media Ajax Announced
Yep, well that was that. @media Europe went off in the usual excellent fashion and it was an excellent few days. This years highlight was definitely the quality of the presentations…I learnt really quite a lot of new stuff and usually I learn next to nothing at conferences. Did you know that having more than two asset hosts can have a detrimental effect on download speed? Freaky. Håkon Wium Lie did a hugely informational presentation about CSS3 as well.
My presentation seemed to go down reasonably considering I was up against Andy Clarke’s traditional end of conference slot and that myself and Mark Boulton had an unfortunate clash of presentation analogies (his presentation likened typography to martial arts). The slides are on slideshare so feel free to check them out.
And with that the conference season is over and I’ll be blogging about proper stuff again. In fact, this week I’ve got some fairly important stuff to talk about. Keep your RSS readers peeled.
Photo by Drew McLellan.
10 Comments (Closed)
Did you know that having more than two asset hosts can have a detrimental effect on download speed?
Was there a reason given for that, or was it just what Y! had found in their testing?
Matthew Pennell at 11.06.07 / 09AM
@media is coming out with an Ajax library? Sweet! ;)
Dustin Diaz at 12.06.07 / 01AM
Dustin: If we did it would be called EVIL.
Matthew: It’s something from Yahoo’s research that’s probably mentioned somewhere on the YUI blog. Have a dig.
Dan at 12.06.07 / 13PM
I was also interested in the asset host comment since I’ve been using 4 asset hosts on asset-heavy sites. It appears to be a fuzzy issue and reports around the web say that using 2 to 4 is best.
Some notes from @media 2007 on the topic are here and mention 2: Alastairirc.ac
This article mentions that browsers can download 2-4 assets in parallel: YUIBlog
This mentions that browsers open only 2 connections per host: Ezra Z
topfunky at 12.06.07 / 19PM
@media 2007 to coming with an AJAX library is great… nice article
Werbeagentur at 04.07.07 / 21PM
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6o7c1n0lh7 at 05.07.07 / 22PM
Do you have audio recording of the talk as well? Great talk btw. Very informative and interesting,
asjb at 09.07.07 / 10AM
asjb: Yes, I think there will be…watch this space
Dan Webb at 09.07.07 / 10AM
“Yes, I think there will be…watch this space”
I hve 404 error :/
sil at 13.07.07 / 11AM
Alextoss at 29.08.07 / 23PM