Sadly, it appears I do, based on this CBC story and the underlying  research by HTTP  Archive. The average size of a webpage, based on the 10,000 most visited sites on the web? 1.3 megabytes!

That is simply too big.

Source: HTTPArchive

800 megs of images? Really?

Whatever your role within an organization, you need to be a tireless advocate for websites that balance features, design, and SPEED. Don’t bog your users down in endless (well, perceptually endless) waits for content to load. The chances of those users going somewhere else are just too high.

If you’re feeling confused by this post, perhaps a visit to Now Make it Mobile, a site by Vancouver shop Mobify will help. They have tons of tips on making great mobile web sites.


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