Average web page is now as big as the first Doom

Apr

22

2016

Individual pages of websites are currently on average as large as the files needed for the installation of Doom, the classic game that appeared in 1993. That figured web developer Ronan Cremin.

Doom cover The install image of Doom is about 2250 kilobytes long, and according to figures from http Archive is the average size of a web page at the moment 2301kB . Ronan Cremin predicted in July 2015 all the time that webpages would be as large as the installation files for Doom. He eventually spent two months in addition to his calculations, because the growth in size of pages slightly toned.

That Web pages are now as large as a full game is not only a remarkable fact; Cremin also want a point to make . He believes that more attention should be paid to the size of web pages. Doom is indeed a game with a 3D rendering engine, multiple levels and corresponding sound effects. Anno 2016 websites have trouble getting one page display the same file.

However Cremin notes that webpages of the top ten most visited websites just have become smaller in recent years. In 2014, this category was still good for such 1500kB per page, now it is less than 1200Kbps. According Cremin is the widening of web pages not only the result of advertising, but also because of the many features to be added, such as web fonts and analytics. The message of Cremin is that developers have not kept sufficiently busy in recent years with performance and reducing web pages.

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