Archive for October, 2007

Google gadgets

So I’ve been messing around with various different widget frameworks on and off over the last few months as preparation for a workshop I’m going to be involved with. I started out with Yahoo Widgets (née Konfabulator) mainly because the examples that I’d seen looked the prettiest. Although perhaps not strictly widgets, I’ve also started [...]

The joys of mobile net access

The night before the conference as I packed my bag with camera, pen drive, usb cables and all the usual tech paraphernalia, I debated whether to take my work laptop or my personal laptop. Ok, so neither run MacOS, but I figured my personal laptop would probably give me more geek cred, and more importantly [...]

Improving website performance

One of the most interesting presentations that I attended at FoWA was by Steve Souders (High Performance Yahoo!). Steve described the work that his team have done at Yahoo! to increase page load performance which led to the (perhaps surprising) discovery that 80-90% of page load times is generally consumed by front-end activity rather than [...]

Tech superstars at Future of Web Apps

Last week I attended the 2-day Future of Web Apps conference at London’s ExCel. I really enjoyed this conference – there were some great speakers and I learned a lot. I hope to write a couple more posts this week covering the highlights. One of the weirdest experiences was attending presentations by people that I’ve [...]