Background: I found that when I accessed the home page of one of the apps our team was working on, there were around 1000+ requests and over 10MB transferred in a span of 10 minutes (and it was still going). On screen, what’s visible is just the login page.
After they’ve fixed it, I went ahead and checked our current apps in the test environment. Just a disclaimer though — I’m not a performance tester and I just gathered the info I got via Chrome Dev Tools.
|App||Requests||Transferred||Finish||DOM Content Loaded||Load|
|App 1||50||3.6 MB||2.6 min||28.4 s||48.69 s|
|App 2||30||1.9 MB||19.06 s||11.12 s||12.35 s|
|App 3||41||3.6 MB||26.95 s||7.52 s||12.52 s|
|App 4||18||1.7 MB||9.41 s||3.93 s||9.41 s|
|App 5||14||742 KB||3.17 s||1.36 s||3.18 s|
3.6 MB and all that’s visible is the login page?
That prompted me to then google what’s the average out there. I’ve come up with a bunch of interesting results that’ll most likely make up my weekend reading:
- The average web page is 3MB. How much should we care?
- The average webpage is now the size of the Original Doom
- How fast should a website load in 2019?
- Average page load times for 2018 – How does yours compare?
Feel free to suggest in the comments section if there are more relevant references I could also look into. Thanks!