CSS Performance & What is the Browser doing?

Short Form


Learn how the browser renders webpages, how to write better css, and how to monitor front end performance in Chrome.


Paint? Layout? Composite? Browser Workload? How the browser interprets CSS can get very complicated. Strategic CSS and specificity make a difference. Learning about these topics can be daunting as a beginner. We all just want fast websites and beautiful code. This session will present these ideas in a friendly, simple way, as well as explore the different ways of monitoring performance with Chrome Devtools. Get the best from your CSS!

Speaking experience

I have given this talk twice before, at Confoo & PrairieDevCon. http://sarahetter.com/slides/cssbrowser/


  • Sarahetter


    Sarah Etter’s history with web development began when she was just a pretween, learning the very basic of her manners. She later earned her Computer Systems Technology diploma and is now a Full Stack Developer for Territorial, a leading branding agency in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. Sarah is passionate about the web, social justice, and volunteerism. She has introduced beginners to HTML and CSS by instructing workshops and classes through several organizations, as well as spoken at conferences in Canada and the USA.

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