HTML5 and Web Bloat on Yet Another Podcast


Yet Another Podcast is co-hosted by Jesse Liberty and Jon Galloway – two well-known developers in the .NET community. To date, the podcast has published 99 episodes and shows no signs of slowing down.

A few weeks ago, I was invited on the podcast to chat about HTML5 and web bloat – two areas in which I've been spending a great deal of time. You can listen to the podcast here.

I spoke at-length about the current state of HTML5 and the optimism I (and others) share in its long-term success as a specification. I have no doubt that we are (finally) getting to a good place as an industry where web developers can bet big – in terms of investing skills and resources – on its long-term success.

The other topic we spoke about was web performance. Specifically, the webpage obesity problem that we are seeing on the Internet today. For instance, did you know that the average webpage is over 1.4MB in size? It's crazy. And, even worse, it has consequences to a company's bottom line. I've spoken about this before so I thought it would be fun to discuss it a little on the podcast. I also spent some time sharing a number of practicial tips, tricks, and tools to help developers "trim the fat" of their webpages.

Anyway, I hope you enjoy it! I know I had a blast chatting with Jesse and Jon. I hope to speak with them again soon.