Performance (4 Articles)

Thoughts on Linear Gradients That Resemble Images

When Harry Roberts posted Improving Perceived Performance with Multiple Background Images he called for automation of his process. As you can see in my own Dominant Colors for Lazy-Loading Images the topic is dear to me, so I went and over-engineered Harry’s concept for fun in the past month.

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Slides for My Talk About Dominant Colors at Stahlstadt.js

I gave a colorful talk about the topics covered in my article Dominant Colors for Lazy-Loading Images at this month’s Stahlstadt.js. The slides are on Speakerdeck and the accompanying code snippets are on GitHub. If you have any feedback, comments or questions, please get in touch with me.

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Dominant Colors for Lazy-Loading Images

Pinterest, Google Images and lots of image-heavy sites lazy-load their content. They also calculate the dominant color of each image to use as a placeholder. This post presents a few methods to do the same and helps you understand the GIF file format to make the most of data URIs.

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Manuel Wieser

I’m an experienced front-end developer and versatile digital artist. I’m into building websites and creating content for real-time rendering, film and animation. I’m also a bearded hacker making games with my friends.

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I’m currently working as a full-stack web developer for karriere.at, making software that helps people find the job of their dreams.