Smashing Magazine

Smashing Magazine is a well-known, long running, industry magazine that’s evolved from listicles to in-depth articles over the years. A few years ago they did a big responsive redesign. We have a look at how it’s doing in terms of Front-end performance.




Generally speaking, the Smashing Magazine site is doing well on performance: they’re even using ServiceWorkers to cache a bunch of resources, which is great! It would be good to try and reduce the number of HTTP requests: currently about 55 images and 9 JS files. The images could be sprited and the JS files could be combined.

Published on 1st July 2016.

Steve Barnett (@maxbarners) and Justin Slack (@justin_r_slack)

CTFEDs Organising Team