|August 20, 2018|
Page load time is an important part of QA testing. Browser Calories extension was created to help identify your site against the top sites on the internet. This is a great way to get a snapshot on what areas of your site you should focus on.
The web is getting fatter. If you take a look at the top 1 million sites, you will see that the median page weight is now bigger than SimCity 2000. Can you believe that?
Page weight is a super important metric and affects conversion, retention, and SEO. Actually, it not only costs user engagement — it costs money.
That's why Browser Calories exists. We will help you set a performance budget and measure if a page is exceeding these numbers or not.
Looks like even Google.com needs some tune up!
What's nice about Browser Calories is that you get a graphics that highlight the problem. This is useful to include in a Jira ticket so others can clearly see if the site needs to be tuned up.
This is also good as a benchmark to see if adding new library files will impact the overall performance of the site.
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