Diagnose a Slow Page Using Developer Tools

InstructorDave Ceddia

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Your page is showing high CPU usage and spinning up your laptop fan, but nothing is visibly happening. What is it doing, and why is it so slow?

This lesson is a real-world performance diagnosis of this very page, right here on egghead. Two infinite (but hidden) animations were causing CPU usage to spike, and Chrome's Task Manager and Performance tools helped uncover the elements causing the problem. You'll see how to use the profiler to record a snapshot, and learn a trick for discovering animations running in the background.