18kB of HTML, 208kB of JavaScript, 63kB of CSS

  • That's how much data my former high school's new website sends in order to show you a link to the old one.

    Apparently they needed it because nicolet.k12.wi.us was too many letters for the poor little high schoolers to remember every time they needed to use their school email.

    It seems they've never heard of redirects.

  • Why don't they just put the website at http://nicolet.us/ ? Nice and short and simple.

  • It's a "GoDaddy Instant Page" so I'd expect a lot of cruft in a generated page.

  • You should try visiting the Oracle website. After searching for "11g express edition" with the built-in search feature, I selected the smallest result (it helpfully provides the size of each result):

    [color=#1F4F82;font-family:arial,helvetica,sans-serif;font-size:16px;font-weight:400;line-height:19.7px;text-decoration:underline]Oracle Database Express Edition 11g Release 2[/color]

    [color=black;font-size:10pt;border-collapse:collapse;border-spacing:0px;text-align:left;font-family:arial,sans-serif]Oracle Database Express Edition 11g Release 2 (Oracle Database XE) is an entry-level, small-footprint RDBMS based on the Oracle Database 11g Release 2 code base that's free to develop, deploy, and dis ...[/color]
    [color=#666;font-family:arial,helvetica,sans-serif;font-size:10pt]www.oracle.com/technetwork/products/express-edition/overview/index-100989.html[/color][color=#666;font-family:arial,helvetica,sans-serif;font-size:10pt] - 5 KB[/color]

    This 5KB page actually turned out to be 1269kB with a total of 1254kB transferred (34kB up, 1221kB down), which broke down to:

    554kB Javascript
    286kB images
    403kB CSS
    25kB HTML

    Four different Javascript content-type strings were used

    • application/javascript
    • application/js
    • application/x-javascript
    • text/javascript

    Four of the scripts were 0-byte files

    Two requests were made for a nonexistent GIF which resulted in 404 errors

  • Discourse touched me in a no-no place

    @anotherusername said:

    403kB CSS
    Yow! No wonder even a fast connection is starting to feel sluggish.

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