Infrequently Noted

Alex Russell on browsers, standards, and the process of progress.

Cache and Prizes

The idea of the browser pre-caching heavily used JS libraries is an attractive nuisance: looks good, probably won't work. Is there a workable version this idea? What would the constraints on it be? Could it ever be effective and fair? Down the rabbit hole we go.

Towards a Unified Theory of Web Performance

Is there a generic, unform way to think about web performance? What is web performance? What's it for? A humble attempt to answer those very deep questions. [republished]