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My not-so-invisible enemy: Page bloat is the visible culprit behind long load times

In general, the more code you put into making the page look a certain way, the more time a user spends wondering why the page hasn’t loaded yet. For example, the store locator page that started me on this month’s topic was packed with large menus carefully rendered in alternating color schemes. Every menu had a substantial chunk of extra code to change the way it looked, which I suppose…

Who's to Blame for Valerie Plame?

In his office with its towering view of midtown Manhattan, Pearlstine boasted that if I’d been writing for Time or Fortune, or any other Time Inc. publication, he would have backed me all the way to the Supreme Court. “We take the First Amendment very seriously around here,” he said. I couldn’t help but recall this conversation when Pearlstine announced last week that Time Inc. would comply with a court…