15 March 2013 · Stephen
Guy Podjarny shares his findings on the performance of 471 websites showcased on http://mediaqueri.es/. The expectation seems to be that page weight should be smaller when a site is presented on smaller screens. This could be true when image sizes are significant enough to justify a difference across screen sizes. However, be cautious when considering all websites in the same way; sites containing a few small images might not need to adjust image size, thus resulting in a similar (or exact) same page weight across screens and devices. These sites might even outperform their "optimized" counterparts. That said, Guy's tests, as Grigsby's before him, do show the tendency of pages to generally be just plain too big.