The slides from Nicholas Zakas’ 5/30/2012 presentation at FluentConf. In a nutshell? It’s like a companion piece to his new book, Maintainable JavaScript. And by the way, I just wrote a review of that book on my other blog.

…any day you can delete multiple lines of code is a good day…
— Nicholas Zakas, Understanding technical debt
It was a pleasure to help out with this book. If you were to own only one book on JavaScript, then this is the one you should own.
(on Flickr, on Amazon)

It was a pleasure to help out with this book. If you were to own only one book on JavaScript, then this is the one you should own.

(on Flickr, on Amazon)

Speed Up Your JavaScript — Nicholas Zakas speaking at a GoogleTechTalk in 2009. (So a couple years old but still relevant.

We in the United States are pretty spoiled when it comes to web fonts since our alphabet has only 26 letters and a few punctuation marks. Adam pointed out that Asian character sets are much large, and so font files can be as large as 4-5 MB per file. So if you’re thinking about using non-standard fonts for Asian web sites, you may want to think again before imposing this on your users.