Resurgence of RSS, perfnow, Mastodon, and Shopify perf
Newsletter published on 14 Nov 2022
The resurgence of RSS #
With the downfall of Twitter has come a resurgence of the IndieWeb and RSS. My blog has an RSS feed as well as this newsletter. If you're a fan of 11ty, the RSS plugin makes it easier to create a feed of your posts. Does your site have an RSS feed? If so, reply with the link so I can subscribe to it!
Performance.now() Amsterdam #
It was wonderful to travel and hang out with people again at performance.now(). This was the first time I got to meet web perf people in person and had a blast. I also met my team, and my boss gave me this cute double decker bus for my LEGO city. I call it the cat bus since it's not minifig scale. 😀🐈
The conference was amazing, and I highly recommend it.
Mastodon thoughts #
I joined Mastodon and have been pleasantly surprised by the high level of engagement within our tech community. I have fewer followers but many more relevant conversations happening all while dialing down the rage cycle. You can find me at @firstname.lastname@example.org.
From the Shopify Performance Blog #
We officially launched our new web performance-focused blog at Shopify, performance.shopify.com. Let me know what you think! We plan to build out a lot more content for theme developers and merchants to better understand how they can improve.
Continuing from the last newsletter, the next post I wrote there was about using Liquid to lazy-load images. Of course, the standard caveat is to never lazy load your LCP or important content above the fold.