Fix scrolling performance with CSS will-change property

I recently saw Paul Lewis’ screencast demonstrating how trivial it can be to fix a particular kind of performance issue caused by scrolling. I knew the problem looked familiar and I realized it was happening right in my front yard, on the Four Kitchens homepage. Read on to see how easy it was to diagnose and fix.

Weekly watercooler #125

In this issue: We’re taking Minneapolis by storm for Twin Cities Drupal Camp, Matt wrote an overview of the new launch of; plus, dreaming computers, why the Pope hates the internet, What is Code, and more.

Elia Albarran
June 26, 2015

Four Kitchens at Twin Cities Drupal Camp

This week a team of Web Chefs is heading to the fair city of Minneapolis to share knowledge and be inspired by the community at Twin Cities Drupal Camp. If you plan on attending the Camp stop by to say “Hi!” at our sponsor table and make sure you don’t miss our Headless Drupal training and these great Web Chef sessions!

Elia Albarran
June 22, 2015

Weekly watercooler #124

In this issue: We launched! Twin Cities Drupal Camp is happening next week and we can’t wait for it; plus, TripMode might be just the tool for you, Device Metrics, a kitty library, and wiki inspiration from the team at Slack.

Elia Albarran
June 19, 2015

Intro to Headless Drupal at TCDC

We’re happy to be offering our popular Introduction to Headless Drupal class free of charge for Twin Cities Drupal Camp attendees! Do you want to manage content in Drupal but use something else to deliver it to your users? This is the class for you.

Elia Albarran
June 17, 2015

Webfonts and performance

I recently had a significant webfont problem on some client work and had to really sink my teeth into the problem to resolve it properly. I found some great resources that helped me fix it in no time. Hopefully they’re as useful to you as they were to me.

Weekly watercooler #123

In this issue: celebrating Web Chef birthdays, more Webperf Wednesdays from Chris Ruppel; plus, SlackBots for beginners, the arrival of Instant Articles, and playing Screentendo.

Elia Albarran
May 29, 2015
Visual regression tests on every commit

Frontend performance training kit

Two weeks ago web chef emeritus Ian Carrico and myself had the pleasure of of both training and speaking about frontend performance at DrupalCon LA. I’d like to describe our free, open source training materials a bit to entice you to try them, and perhaps start building awareness of performance within your team.