Responsive in the Wild

Responsive Web Design (RWD) is upon us, and it seems like every website has either gone responsive or planning to do so. And in this rush to implement – performance is left behind…

Last November (2013), I ran a test identifying the responsive websites amongst the top 100,000 sites, and inspected their performance traits. The results were depressing, showing many sites have gone responsive, and hardly any tackled performance.

In this talk, we’ll track the progress (or lack there of) we made as an industry. We’ll look at the results of a new test, tracking our progress in adopting RWD and – more importantly – in addressing its performance implications. We’ll share high level stats, highlight key trends, drill into representative examples, and come away with a better understanding of what we should be doing better, both on our own sites and as an industry.