This website is (slightly) faster

8 minute read Published: 2021-02-07

As many of you may be aware, the public internet is a bloated, Javascript-riddled mess.

If you don't believe me, I'm not the first one to talk about this. And I certainly won't be the last...

You'd think with how much internet speeds have increased in the past 20 years, particularly when compared to the dialup internet that many of us may have grown up with, we'd be loading every website with blinding speeds. But that's just not the case, now is it?

There's a multitude of reasons for this, including things like advertising, JavaScript, tracking pixels, the list goes on...

Today, I'm going to talk about a much smaller piece of this pie - the actual size of the HTML document you're reading, and how it gets delivered to your browser.