The web is no longer just a place to share information and resources. It’s also a place where people spend most of their time, doing things like shopping, making purchases, reading news articles, watching movies or videos – the list goes on and on! With so much going on in the browser these days it can be hard for your computer to keep up. If you want to avoid frustrating users with slow load times and poor performance then you should learn about local storage!
Local storage is a type of persistent browser-based memory that stores information on the user’s computer, rather than in their cloud service. Local Storage can be used for many purposes but it is typically most useful when you want to store data with an expiration date (e.g., session IDs) or need access to large amounts of data that would otherwise take up too much space in your web server’s database.
Create A Unique ID
You should create a unique identifier so that each website instance has its own version of any saved data, such as sessions or settings; this avoids conflicts between sites trying to read from the same data.
Cache The Important Stuff
You should only cache what is needed and discard the rest to save space; you can always regenerate it or request it again from the web server.
Use Storage For Images, Videos, And Audio Files
It’s a good idea to store these types of files in local storage so that they can be accessed without an internet connection also!
Safety First, aka Error Handling.
Every website or software needs to handle errors. You need to provide feedback that something went wrong, and then either wait for the user to fix it, or ask the user if they want to try again.
If you’re using a React-like library, you’re in luck and can use componentDidCatch and renderError without needing any additional code.
The issue of local storage availability in modern web browsers
In some cases, the browser can only allow a certain amount of storage space to be used by sites at a time – meaning that once this limit has been reached, your site will no longer be able to save any more data in local storage. This can be particularly frustrating when a site offers an email signup, requiring you to store data like an email address and password.
In other cases the browser might not let your site access local storage at all – this is because of security concerns that if one website tries to change another’s information in Local Storage it will be able to do so without needing any permissions or passwords! Some browsers also make sure that each browser instance only has its own copy of saved data by generating unique IDs for each individual website they encounter; this prevents conflicts between websites trying to read from the same data.
Web Fonts Caching.
Here’s one more thing you could do to improve your website’s performance – cache your web fonts! If you’re using a lot of CSS3 properties like gradients, shadows or rounded corners then it can slow down the loading time for each page that the user navigates to. This is because a new font will need to be generated each and every time it is used in a page, meaning that the user will need to wait for that font (web font) to load before they can see any content.
Using web fonts cached in local storage means that when the user loads a page, they’ll already have all of your site’s fonts loaded on their computer; this means that the speed at which your website loads will be significantly improved!