Summary of Homepage Hall of Shame – Dec 2010
I’ve been inspired by Pat Meenan’s excellent posts of the State of optimization summary and the state of web performance optimization 2010 , so I thought I’d do another “Homepage hall of shame“. – which is a web performance review of the top 100 NZ based websites. (Top 100 sites is based on Alexa traffic).
I’ll post the full report soon, here are some of the findings…
- The homepages for 100 of the top NZ based websites was measured using webpagetest.org.nz on 1.5Mb DSL connection Thanks to aptimize.com.
- The average page size of homepages was 554.6K Up from (359.6K in May 2009 & 305.1K in 2008)
- Fastest home pages load < 2 sec. Top site loads in 1.46 secs ! The average download time was 9 secs using broadband connection. And average 4.6 seconds for a cached reload.
- 62% of websites use WEB COMPRESSION
- The largest pages were over 2000K. The largest site was 4.6M and had images that were more than 1Mb.
- The fastest sites have less total requests. There seems to be a strong co-relation to lower total requests to speed.
Percent of sites that got a passing grade for the basic optimization checks:
|Optimization||Percent of pages with a passing grade (2010)|
|Cache Static Content||53.5%|
**Note: I’ve removed the CDN measurement as very few NZ sites use a CDN.
For more web optimisation comparison check out the Home Page drag race.