Harry Roberts (who created ITCSS for organising CSS at scale but these days focuses on performance) has just given a presentation about the importance of getting the content, order and optimisation of the
<head> element right, including lots of measurement data to back up his claims. Check out the slides: Get your Head Straight
While some of the information about asset loading best practices is not new, the stuff about ordering of
head elements is pretty interesting. I’ll be keeping my eyes out for a video recording of the presentation though, as it’s tricky to piece together his line of argument from the slides alone.
However one really cool thing he’s made available is a bookmarklet for evaluating any website’s