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The average web page is 3MB. How much should we care?

A great blog post from Tammy that looks at the increasing size of the average web page. She takes a look at what ‘average’ actually means and whether the overall size of a webpage is the right metric to be looking at.

The mic dropped. We all stared at it on the floor for a while, then wandered away. And now I want to propose we wander back. Why? Because the average page is now 3MB in size, and this seems like a good time to pause, check our assumptions, and ask ourselves:

Is there any reason to care about page size as a performance metric? And if we don’t consider page size a meaningful metric, then what should we care about?

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