Since Google announced their Core Web Vitals (CWV) initiative, being fast is more important than ever. However, despite being by far the easiest CWV to monitor, debug, and optimize—in both the lab _and_ field—Largest Contentful Paint (LCP) is still the one that most websites struggle with.
In this very practical talk, we’ll look at what exactly comprises LCP, how we might be working against ourselves, and how to make opportunistic optimizations to get ourselves back in the green (and beyond).
And even if none of those terms meant anything to you, don’t worry! You’ll leave this talk fully equipped to go back to your own project and clients and make all the improvements they’ll need. Get ready to ask for a pay rise.
To learn and understand what LCP is, how it affects you, and how to improve it.
Five Things Audience Members Will Learn
- What is LCP and (why) does it matter?
- The implications of milestone-style performance metrics.
- How browsers work!
- How to optimize LCP and work with the grain.
- New platform features for the overachievers.
Intermediate to advanced front-end developers