I built a webpage recently. It was mostly just SVGs and text, so I checked the total page size with developer tools and was pleased to discover it came in under half a megabyte. Efficiency and small page size! The Holy Grail of all frontend developers (it should be, anyway).
Then I remembered I had to add some social media sharing buttons. For historical reasons with the client, I chose Shareaholic's sharing buttons. Then I checked the page size again.
- Initial size of page: 445 KB
- Size of page after adding Shareaholic share buttons: 1504 KB
What. The. What.
Sunday 7th of August 2016