[thelist] Page weight -- good examples of "light" sites?

David Kaufman david at gigawatt.com
Thu Mar 27 03:32:04 CDT 2008

Hi Clive, 

"Clive R Sweeney" <clive at designshift.com> asked:
> It seems the typical home page for a website nowadays 
> weighs in at about 500KB or more (according to a quick 
> sampling I just did. We used to aim for 50-60kb total 
> for a web page. Are there any important (i.e. high 
> profile) sites now that could still fit that guideline?

At the risk of reiterating the obvious... www.google.com (3K)

www.37signals.com (17K) 

and its offshoots:
  www.BasecampHQ.com (23K)
  www.campfirenow.com (couldnt find a page there > 50k!)

Not to mention www.alistapart.com (22K of gorgeous design goodness)

And of course, our own: www.evolt.org (61K)

Then there's www.pbs.org (51K)

and www.sixapart.com (62K)

and oh yeah: my employer: www.erlbaum.net (14K!)




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