Internet access—much like access to healthcare, education, and food—should be a universal right. But clearly, we’re not there yet. (Not least as a result of the policies pursued by Ajit Pai’s FCC, which will likely make these inequalities even more severe.) Until the point that every person enjoys a broadband connection that’s fast, reliable, and affordable, it’s on us to make our designs as widely accessible as possible.An excerpt from Designed lines
Ethan touches on something which I’ve been wrestling with myself lately. While there is a clear benefit from a commercial point of view to improve the speed of your website we often forget about the human impact. Everyone should be able to access the content we create yet a lot of the time we put barriers (page weight/speed) in the way.