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.

Summary

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.