Web Performance Optimization

10.00 - 14.00
Impact Hub Athens

If your website, platform or app fails to load fast, users will go somewhere else to satisfy their needs. That'a a fact. Thankfully, it's straight forward what you have to (and can) do in order to achieve having a fast website (platform or app). But where does someone start?

In this UXProdigy course you will get a solid introduction to web performance optimization basics. 

In this workshop you will learn 
  • Why web performance? Why does it matter? Why you should create websites that load fast?
  • Parameters of poor web performance
  • Basics of page speed (how browsers render content, page weight, perceived performance, other impacts on page speed)
  • How to measure and monitor web performance
  • How to optimize images, markup and styles
  • What is the relationship of web performance with responsive design and mobile usability
  • How to make web performance part of your company's culture and workflow
  • How a simple checklist for web performance can protect and/or save your website or app


Who will benefit 
  • UX designers & product designers
  • UI designers
  • Sofware developers
  • UX researchers  
  • Product managers and project managers
  • Business owners / Startuppers
Introduction – Learning goals of the workshop
Why web performance?
The basics of page speed
Measuring and monitoring web performance
Optimizing images, markup and styles
Mobile web performance optimization techniques
Changing culture at your organization
A checklist for web performance
Practice on a real case

 Testing the performance of a real website and apply basic web performance optimization techniques-fixes on it


Panos Koutsodimitropoulos

Product Design & Continuous Improvement Supervisor at Greek Yellow Pages

Panos works for xo.gr (Greek Yellow Pages) as a product design & continuous improvement supervisor. He worked as a graphic designer from 1995 to 2000. Until 2008, he worked as a senior web designer for: Cyberce, Actiglobe and IDEAL Group (IDEAL Systems and IDEAL Electronics - Toshiba). From 2008 until 2015, prior to his current role, he worked for Greek Yellow Pages as a User Experience Designer.

He holds a Master of Arts (MA) in visual communication and interactive media from the University of Derby (in collaboration with the Vakalo, Art and Design College). He also studied for a BA in the Department of Graphic Design of the Faculty of Graphic Arts & Design of the Technological Educational Insitute (TEI) of Athens. Finally, he holds a BSc. in physical education and sport science from the University of Athens.

Fees Include 
  • Copies of slides, notes and resources

  • Certification of attendance

  • Pizza, refreshments and coffee