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When to predict browsing behavior; when to choose third-party plugins.

One Step Ahead: Improving Performance with Prebrowsing

by Santiago Valdarrama · 27 Comments

We want faster websites, and browsers are helping us get there—searching for patterns, analyzing behaviors, and guessing where users might click next. But we know our sites and users best, and we can use that insight to proactively nudge browsers along. Predictive browsing queues up resources before users even ask for them, creating a faster, more seamless experience. Santiago Valdarrama looks at the benefits and costs of three prebrowsing techniques at our disposal.

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