Kids need an almost instantaneous user experience, with page load times below 200ms. So why does the average kids’ website take more than 9 seconds to load?
Some thoughts and facts – from Jakob Nielsen, Lenny Rachitsky and Stoyan Stefanov – about user psychology as it relates to web performance.
A summary of what’s been added to this popular post about performance stats and business metrics.
There are two main web performance problems I see over and over again: the sheer size of web pages, and how these pages are built for, and consumed by, different browser types. As a parallel issue, we also have users’ page-load expectations, which are currently outpacing most websites’ ability to deliver.
If you’ve ever found yourself trying to rationalize website optimization efforts and performance spending to your boss or co-workers, here’s a cheat sheet of stats and sources you can pull from for your next proposal (or awkward elevator conversation).