How to Make JavaScript Widgets Scream

When loading websites every millisecond counts. Social widgets should enhance a website experience and they should definitely not slow it down. We’ll walk through the unique challenges of loading social widgets such as the +1 button and how we made sure that they load as fast as possible — yes, there will be war stories! While we’ll focus on widget performance, many of the techniques we used have wider applicability and we’ll show how they can make your website faster too.