Escalating the Drupal 8 Frontend performance

Session Track
Frontend & Web Design
Skill level
Intermediate
Co-presenter

The front end is the presentation layer on Drupal, which is very flexible and having functionality like template engine and content reuse. Still, teams have to be responsible for the front end to ensure that the page displays are well cached, fast rendering and look good not just for human consumption, but also to machines or AI tools that power disability assisting programs as well search engine bots who are trying to index your site.

Here, we will discuss the best practices which will boost your front end performance and also  escalates  the front end development

We will cover some of the best practices like: 

1)Time to First Byte: Duration from the user or client making an HTTP request to the first byte of the page being received by the client's browser.
2)CSS/JS Aggregation/Compression: Advantages for aggregation and compression js and CSS files .
3)Page Weight: what should be average byte per page by content page and how it affects the front end performance 
4)Image loading and Optimization:  How to add lazy loading images in Drupal  and advantages for doing that 
5)Frontend caching - Varnish
Using CDN
6)Importance and best practices of writing Clean templates.
7)Content theming and display styles.
8)Improving content reuse
9)Using SASS and selecting efficient CSS selectors to minimize the repetitive code
10)Leverage breakpoints to download appropriate image sizes.
11) Improving performance in mobile applications.