NVIDIA recently announced that ray-tracing is coming to older Pascal GPUs, and now it has detailed how well — or not well, rather — it will actually work. If you’re happy with basic effects, the news isn’t too bad. The RTX 2080 Ti will outperform i…
Fonts are vector. Vector art with more points makes for larger files than vector art with fewer points. Custom fonts are downloaded. So, fonts with less points in their vector art are smaller. That’s the theory anyway. Shall we see if there is any merit to it?
Open Sans (top) and Garamond (bottom)
IntersectionObserver has made lazy loading a lot easier and more efficient than it used to be, but to do it really right you still gotta remove the
src and such, which is cumbersome. It’s definitely not as easy as:
<img src="celebration.jpg" loading="lazy" alt="..." />
Addy Osmani says it’s coming in Chrome 75:
loadingattribute allows a browser to defer loading offscreen images and iframes until users scroll near them.
loadingsupports three values:
lazy: is a good candidate
Jake Archibald looks at the websites of Formula One race teams and rates their performance, carefully examining their images and digging into the waterfall of assets for each site:
Trying to use a site while on poor connectivity is massively frustrating, so anything sites can do to make it less of a problem is a huge win.
In terms of the device, if you look outside the tech bubble, a lot of users can’t or don’t want to pay for