by Ryan Irelan
Web pages are getting bigger. In 2015, according to the HTTP Archive, the average web page increased in size by 16%.
2 MB pages are common now.
But assigning blame isn’t a solution. Hand-wringing and finger-pointing do nothing to improve the situation.
However, understanding how your pages perform_while you are developing them_ does.
If we can become more aware of how our feature, design, and development decisions impact the performance of the website, we can address problems before they impact the site’s user experience.
And that’s what we’re after in Web Performance Testing.