[thelist] CSS-Based page loading SLOWER than table-based page?

Lee Kowalkowski lee.kowalkowski at googlemail.com
Tue Aug 7 09:19:04 CDT 2007

On 07/08/07, Jon Hughes <jon at phazm.net> wrote:
> > On 07/08/07, Jon Hughes <hughesj at firemtn.com> wrote:
> > > http://img505.imageshack.us/img505/6761/cssversionnm1.gif <-- CSS
> > > Version
> > > http://img130.imageshack.us/img130/3610/tableversionzp7.gif <-- Table
> > > Version
> > Why are they generally much shorter on the CSS version than the table
> > version?
> It's because the CSS version takes up a larger width, and the grey bars
> scale to fit it.  They are comparatively the same.

Hmm, well, I was referring to the numbers too!  The 50KB CSS is one of
the fastest-loading artefacts in both cases - faster than the 43-byte
GIF in both cases (I don't even think packet size could explain this -
only either caching, or the fact that the browser wasn't busy
requesting other artefacts at that point).

What's the tool that is measuring this?  Is it possible to display the
timestamps of the requests or any more details?


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