Making the web fast feels like boiling an ocean, but that hasn't stopped us from trying.
Five years ago Google released PageSpeed Insights to analyze and suggest improvements for web sites. Four years ago we released mod pagespeed to implement those suggestions automatically, so every web site can get the basics right with less human effort, putting decent performance within the range of mortals. We'll discuss some of the lessons have have learned over the years. Where has PageSpeed has been effective? How do we balance our reliance on tools against learning and implementing best practices to create great websites?
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