Smashing Conference

Patrick Hamann


Patrick is a lead client-side engineer at the Guardian in London where – amongst other things – he is helping to build the next generation of their web platform. When not speaking or ranting about performance he enjoys spending his spare time discovering new food and craft beer.

Building the next-generation of

Thursday, 11th – 11:45AM

Over the last two years Patrick has been developing the Guardian’s new responsive platform. This talk will be a deep-dive case study into the issues they’ve had to overcome whilst building a website that is accessed by over 7000 different devices from 105 million unique users.

As more and more organizations are adopting Responsive design in their approach to delivering cross-platform Web products. We will learn how – by prioritising the delivery of content – the Guardian can now break the news to their users within 1000’s of milliseconds. What were the mistakes they made along the way? How do you change culture within a 193 year old media organisation? What tools they use to monitor their systems and measure success over time? And discuss what future browser technologies they will use to stay ahead-of-the-game.

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