Friday, January 4, 2013

Page Weight Matters

Chris Zacharias (via Paul Kafasis):

I had decreased the total page weight and number of requests to a tenth of what they were previously and somehow the numbers were showing that it was taking LONGER for videos to load on Feather. This could not be possible. Digging through the numbers more and after browser testing repeatedly, nothing made sense. I was just about to give up on the project, with my world view completely shattered, when my colleague discovered the answer: geography.

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Seems like it would just be easier to sniff the geolocation and refuse to serve the page to Siberia. That'd help get the benchmarks right into spec. Or I am I just looking for lazy solutions here?

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