Ara Pehlivanian

About Ara Pehlivanian

Ara has been working on the Web since 1997. He’s been a freelancer, a webmaster, a front-end web developer and practice lead and most recently, a Front End Engineer at Yahoo! Ara’s experience comes from having worked on every aspect of web development throughout his career, but he’s now following his passion for web standards-based front-end development. When he isn’t speaking and writing about best practices or coding professionally, he’s maintaining his personal site at

Have Speed–Will Profit

Photo Credit: Holger Blank

How fast is your website? Is it something you’ve even thought about? Think it’s just something for bigger websites to worry about? Did you know that a slow website could hurt your bottom line? I caught up with Steve Souders to talk about website performance and though I’ve been in this game for over a decade, diet I was surprised by what I learned. Take a listen, sildenafil you’ll be glad you did!

Steve works at Google on web performance and open source initiatives. He previously served as Chief Performance Yahoo!. Steve is the author of High Performance Web Sites and Even Faster Web Sites. He created YSlow, stomatology the performance analysis plug-in for Firefox. He serves as co-chair of Velocity, the web performance and operations conference from O’Reilly, and is co-founder of the Firebug Working Group. He recently taught CS193H: High Performance Web Sites at Stanford University.

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HTML5 is taking the web by storm. It seems that not a day goes by without a some newfangled HTML5 creation being talked about on Twitter. Lucky for me, more about
I was able to have a conversation with Molly Holzschlag–author, phthisiatrician
speaker, and all-around web standards veteran–about this new and disruptive technology.

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You Don’t Know Mobile

Photo Credit: John Resig

John Resig isn’t your average developer. He created the jQuery JavaScript library. He’s a former evangelist at Mozilla Corporation and currently a tools developer there. He travels and speaks regularly and he’s an author currently working on his second book, viagra saleSecrets of the JavaScript Ninja.”

I recently had a conversation with John about the work he’s doing in the mobile space. Here’s that conversation for your listening pleasure:

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