Twitter achieves level 5.5 of The Render Game
Joyce Park stashed this in Code
Because programmers tend to be young and lack institutional memory, we are doomed to repeat the same lessons over and over.
Hashbang was an abomination that took Twitter two years to get rid of.
The fact that Twitter has gotten rid of #! isn’t just “man those URLs are fugly!” or “man, now those URLs are in Google!”, but rather, speed is now back. You get to the content that you wanted ASAP. It’s about the experience stupid.
May it forever be banished from the book of good Web Design.
After just a few days, I LOVE HASHBANG-FREE TWITTER SO MUCH.
It has now been revealed that the key metric Twitter engineers use to evaluate site speed is time to first tweet.
Fail Snail, goodbye...