Below you’ll find the first confirmed talks for SmashingConf London 2018. We’ll add more talks throughout the next couple of weeks, so be sure to keep checking in! Stay updated.

Wednesday, 7th | Thursday, 8th

08:30 Doors Open
9:30 Welcome and Intro
9:50 TBA
10:40 Coffee break!


Coming soon!

12:00 2nd break
12:30 Lightning Talks (please your proposal to
13:20 Lunch Break and Shopify Lunch-time Session
14:50 TBA
15:40 Coffee!
16:10 TBA
17:00 Refreshments

CSS And The First Meaningful Paint

To render a webpage browsers needs to go through the complex dance of networking, parsing and painting before any content can be displayed to your user. Over the years, we've developed mechanisms and hacks to aid the browser at each stage of this process, but these have always come at some cost or trade-off.

How can we utilize modern web platform features to load our CSS as fast as possible? Should we still be inlining our critical content into the document or instead, how can HTTP/2 server push and Service Workers help us?

In this talk we will take a journey exploring the current, past, and future best-practices for loading CSS in the browser and how we can achieve a first meaningful paint within 1000ms. Ultimately creating a faster, more resilient experience for our users.

18:20 Closing Remarks
8:30 Party Time + party talk with Vitaly Friedman


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