The Challenges and Pitfalls of Server-Side Rendering

Server-Side Rendering (SSR) has become a go-to method for improving the load time of dynamic websites. Rendering content on the server can significantly reduce time to page visibility, and is also beneficial for SEO. However, SSR is not without significant risks and potential downsides. It's all too easy for an SSR project to fail, to not provide the 

desired benefits, or to introduce unexpected problems. In this session I'll describe the issues and problems we encountered while transitioning the Wix platform from being fully Client-Side Rendered (CSR) to almost totally SSR, and the ways in which we overcame these problems.

Dan Shappir
Performance Tech Lead, Wix.com
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Dan Shappir is the performance Tech Lead at Wix, focusing on making over 100 million websites hosted on the Wix platform load and execute faster. Dan has over twenty years of software development experience, having worked on systems ranging from missile trajectory simulations to networked multi-user games to designing and building large scale Web apps. Dan holds an M.Sc. in Computer Science, and has spoken at various technical conferences around the world.

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