web pages - a must for website optimization and a good
policy in search engine optimization.
Why Quick Loading Web Pages?
Unless you rely ONLY on users with high speed Internet connections, you must take into consideration the quick loading issue for your web pages. According to statistics, a first-time visitor will not "waste" more than 5 seconds until seeing the content of your web page or, at least, until he/she gets an idea about what the web page is about. This means that for an average transfer rate of 3 Kbytes per second your web page must take maximum 15 Kbytes of disk space.
If we understand this as being the size of all the displayed elements (page's script + graphics + content), then 15 KB doesn't seem so much, right? Let's see what we can put into 15 KB:
It is not so bad,
is it? Of course, if you need to have pictures on
your page, you will not be able to keep size within 15Kb.
But even so, if in 5 seconds from click your logo and
your content are displayed on your visitor's screen, then
it is OK. If the visitor is interested, they will wait
another 5 seconds or more for your images to load.