Saturn Room
March 21, 2020

9:45 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.

HTTP headers for the responsible developer

Stefan Judis

Stefan started programming 10 years ago and quickly fell in love with web performance, new technologies, and accessibility. He is also a curator of the web performance online resource Perf Tooling, organizer of the Accessibility Club Conference, contributes to a variety of open source projects and enjoys sharing nerdy discoveries.


To build inclusive websites, developers have to consider accessibility, performance and user flows. Source code forms the foundation for thought-through UIs, but it’s not only about the code. Let’s have a look at HTTP, and to be specific, its headers that can have a direct impact on user experience.

In this talk, we’ll have a look at a modern frontend application and improve it step by step by adding additional headers. These headers will be set on the server-side to see the immediate impact but also be implemented in the application itself to respond to user settings.