Optimizing image sprites for high-density displays with SVG

Jay Ayres posted August 31, 2015
Note: we first published this article several years ago on our old blog. We're republishing today based both on recent staff experiences and on receiving questions on the topic from interview candidates. Image spriting is a well-known technique for improving webpage load performance. Performance is greatly improved by reducing the total number of resource requests to the server, whether those resources are CSS files, Javascript files, or image files. Spriting…
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HTML5 Navigation Timing

Ryan Hurley posted August 24, 2015
There are a lot of client side libraries and frameworks that are used on a modern website. On the TripAdvisor mobile website, we primarily use Zepto and Backbone but there are pages that use React as well. Though these tools can make a developer's life easier, they can also have a detrimental affect on client side performance. With the addition of navigation timing to the HTML5 specification, there is now…
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Going Material

Kedar Sarmalkar posted August 17, 2015
Google introduced material design in IO 2014 and finally established some strong android design guidelines. Here I'm going to describe some of things I had to do to convert the existing non-material TripAdvisor Flights screens to material design. Some of the steps were super easy and straight forward and some required a bit of troubleshooting and tweaking to get things right. Change the target SDK We had already done this…
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Making an Android Wear App

Dharmin Majmudar posted August 10, 2015
TripAdvisor helps you in multiple ways to plan your perfect trip right from finding places you would enjoy, getting trusted reviews from fellow travelers about that place, finding great restaurants that would enhance your trip and finally booking a relaxing hotel to end your perfect day. Once you are actually on your trip you would want to explore what's nearby, and what better way to lookup something quickly than turning…
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