Corbin Crutchley talks with us about what he did to improve his Lighthouse score, and how Astro played a part in improving his website's experience.

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const podcast = { 
  episode: 215,
  title: 'How I Doubled by Lighthouse Performance with Astro.js',
  topics: [ 
    'Astro', 'performance', 'Lighthouse'
  guest: 'Corbin Crutchley'
  hosts: [
    'Ward Bell', 'Craig Shoemaker'

Recording date: 12/08/2022

John Papa @John_Papa

Ward Bell @WardBell

Dan Wahlin @DanWahlin

Craig Shoemaker @craigshoemaker

Corbin Crutchley @Crutchcorn

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  • 00:38 Caviar dreams
  • 01:53 Guest introduction
  • 04:01 Starting out in Lighthouse
  • 06:47 Why Astro?
  • 08:25 Sponsor: Nrwl
  • 09:01 What have you added on to Astro?
  • 12:43 What about islands architecture?
  • 16:46 What about Angular support?
  • 17:49 Sponsor: Ag Grid
  • 18:54 What changes did you make to improve Lighthouse score?
  • 23:08 How is Markdown supported?
  • 25:15 What was it like switching from Gatsby to Astro?
  • 27:09 What sort of incremental improvements can I do?
  • 35:15 What was the hardest part of the process?
  • 37:27 Final thoughts

Podcast editing on this episode done by Chris Enns of Lemon Productions.