Nobody ever said that you have to import all of the Frontend Community's bad decisions to sell online, and if you're all just reselling crap from China anyways it's a race to the bottom and companies with the low ongoing costs (eg, refrained from biting off expensive-to-maintain "cutting-edge dynamic browser experiences") will beat the pants off those whose websites go down For Reasons or only work on the fastest modern computers running the absolutely latest version of Chrome.
- For contrast, a highly unscientific sampling of other Web 2.0 properties:
site dom load full load Netflix.com 1.83s 9.91s Instagram.com .781s 1.58s Facebook.com .635s 1.16s Yahoo.com 2.80s 12.76s Google.com .653s 1.55s Bing.com .427s .427s
Gaze ye at the runner-up: Bing. Not only is it faster on homepage load but it's been giving me better results than Google of late. The fuck kind of weird world do I live in anyways. [↩]