Sean's Blog

FastClick vs FastActive

I gave a lightning talk at SydJS in October about the difference between FastClick and FastActive. The demo gods were unkind and none of my demos worked on the night (a last-second refactor broke them).

I've improved the demos since then — try them out with your touch device of choice.

The essential difference is:

Both solutions have their pros and cons. I'm going to stick with FastClick on my blog because the server hardware backing it (Amazon S3 + CloudFront) is fast enough to notice the difference. If, however, I was working on a project which wasn't just static content being loaded from a CDN, I'd definitely be weighing my options.