#btconf Düsseldorf, Germany 08 - 09 Nov 2021

Harry Roberts

Harry is an independent Consultant Web Performance Engineer from the UK. He helps some of the world’s largest and most respected organisations find and fix their site-speed issues.

He is both a Google- and a Cloudinary Media Developer-Expert, and has consulted for clients from the United Nations to the BBC, General Electric to the Financial Times, and a whole host more.

When not doing work-work, he writes, teaches, and speaks about the entire gamut of front-end performance. When not doing work at all, he’s probably out riding his bike.

Get Your <head> Straight

Despite being the only section of a website that a user never sees, the <head> is arguably the most important. It is bound to its own unique set of rules and often governs the overall speed of the page.

In this talk, we’ll look at some specific caveats, some fascinating intricacies, and — critically — the optimum order for a faster <head>. Find out why your <head> tags are so messy, so vital, and, I promise you, so interesting.

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