Paul Irish

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Viewing Chrome's Paint Cycle

Jonathan Snook asked me how to get insight in the Chrome DevTools on which elements are getting repainted in the browser’s paint cycle.

My answer, in video form, dives into --show-paint-rects and the Timeline view. (4 min long)

Lots of small text, so fullscreening will help.

Mentioned links: Chrome’s command line switches &

btw - I originally posted this 2 weeks ago on my G+ stream, where I’ve been dropping all sorts of goodies lately. Add me to your circles or whatever. :)