Best Practices and Recommendations

I know we have plenty to keep ourselves busy right now, but at some point I think a “Best Practices and Recommendations” document for our clients would be a good idea.

I feel like a lot of our “bugs” (and I think performance issues) come from things that could be at least improved, if not eliminated, with better development practices.

Things like using less HTML, using sprites and data URIs to reduce HTTP Requests, minifying CSS and JS, etc., could really help improve the perception of Tactile: if our sites look or feel sluggish, regardless of the reason, our clients, and their users, are going to blame our product…

Here is a nice starter, does anyone else have anything they’d like to include, so we could start building a document?
http://smus.com/physical-units/

Thanks,
Atg

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2 responses to “Best Practices and Recommendations

  1. Some of these may be known to us, but wouldn’t hurt to include in documents to our clients, to be sure they are doing everything they can to help themselves with performance:
    http://www.onextrapixel.com/2012/05/03/css-tricks-how-to-speed-up-css-rendering/

    I think this is one of the most-important, least-known, principles of CSS performance:

    The Principle of Right to Left
    It’s very important to understand how browsers read your CSS selectors. They read CSS from right to left so the selector ol > li a[title=”link”] the first thing interpreted is a[title=”link”] (it is also referred to as the “key selector”).

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