Full stack web developer, interested in all the things, but especially the web, code, design, Linux, OS X, PHP, WordPress, JavaScript & robots.

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Designing for the Appearance of Speed image/svg+xml

The jury has spoken: performance, conversion, and brand engagement are inextricably connected. Amazon has shown that each 100ms of latency costs them 1% in sales. Walmart chalks up an extra 2% conversions with every second of performance improvement. Any online shopper will tell you that faster is better than slower — but is speed as simple as the shortest distance from point A to B?

A look at the importance of perceived speed and how it can help to increase user engagement.

Stickybits image/svg+xml

Stickybits is a lightweight (<2KB) alternative to position: sticky polyfills that works perfectly for things like sticky headers.

In the past, I’ve had trouble using sticky headers — I’ve never managed to get them to work consistently well in Safari on iOS. I’ve only done some limited testing, but Stickybits seems to work pretty well.