Behind the speed: Basecamp mobile
Speed is a core value for 37signals and its easily Basecamps most important feature. When you have the luxury of that kind of focus, decisions about the product are easier to make because you have something to measure against. Will this feature make Basecamp slower? Is it worth that trade-off? So when we designed the mobile web version of Basecamp we knew that speed would be just as important as it was in the full desktop version. What was different was how we got there.
On the desktop, Basecamps speed is the result of some nifty tech that minimizes network requests, reduces page rendering and aggressively caches content. Moving through a Basecamp project is nearly instant as new content appears in real-time without re-loading the page. Its great! I typically keep Basecamp open in my... [via 37Signals]
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