July 2013 #242

Make your site up to 70 per cent faster on mobile with our optimisation techniques, create better CSS animations, futureproof your responsive WordPress themes, use the Meteor JavaScript framework to build a real-time forum... and much more!

Mobile use is poised to overtake desktop use within the next year, but there’s still a serious disconnect between users’ performance expectations and the reality. In this issue, Joshua Bixby outlines 12 strategies for shaving precious seconds off your mobile load time and improving overall site speed.


  • Futureproof your WordPress theme
  • Interview with Trent Walton of Paravel
  • Creating web fonts with Processing library Fontastic
  • Customising Tumblr