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Re: To temporarily disable annotations sidebar

From: Jen Simmons <jen@jensimmons.com>
Date: Tue, 24 Jun 2014 08:13:33 -0400
Message-ID: <CAB0bRKOeCzFMQvYUUFruaasXK-e-zcEgv-gwHbk7Lq3qcU_bGw@mail.gmail.com>
To: Renoir Boulanger <renoir@w3.org>
Cc: List WebPlatform public <public-webplatform@w3.org>
More metrics — a CSS property page  takes 7.66 seconds to load, making 137
http requests.
That's *really really* bad.

We should be well under a 2 second load time, ideally under 1 second.

Jen Simmons
designer, consultant and speaker
host of The Web Ahead
jensimmons.com
5by5.tv/webahead
twitter: jensimmons <http://twitter.com/jensimmons>



On Tue, Jun 24, 2014 at 8:05 AM, Jen Simmons <jen@jensimmons.com> wrote:

> I think this is a good idea. The annotations sidebar does slow the site
> down tremendously, bringing the page load to 57 javascript files and 8 CSS
> files.  YSlow gives the site a 'D'.
>
> Study after study shows that web pages that load slowly loose users. I do
> think the UX of the current Annotations is confusing — with a separate
> login, and a mysterious line / sidebar-thingy down the right side of the
> page. Web Platform needs all the help it can get to take off. Having slow
> loading pages that feel janky and have this confusing sidebar login thing
> doesn't help.
>
> Why don't we temporarily disable the Annotations system, and bring it back
> when 1) the performance is fast, and 2) the UX is solved. And then
> meanwhile focus on getting the compatibility table system done.
>
> Jen
>
> Jen Simmons
> designer, consultant and speaker
> host of The Web Ahead
> jensimmons.com
> 5by5.tv/webahead
> twitter: jensimmons <http://twitter.com/jensimmons>
>
>
>
> On Mon, Jun 23, 2014 at 4:15 PM, Renoir Boulanger <renoir@w3.org> wrote:
>
>> Hi all,
>>
>> I’ve been thinking to disable temporarily the annotation sidebar and I’d
>> like your opinion about it.
>>
>> The day before the Beyond Tellerand DocSprint, I spent more than hour
>> with somebody on IRC because he couldn’t login to edit pages. Its only
>> after some time that I realized that he was using the annotation sidebar
>> as the only way to register to our site. He’s most likely not the only
>> one who got caught with it.
>>
>> Maybe its better to remove confusion factors and enable it only when we
>> have the Accounts-system/SSO enabled. Something that’s coming soon anyway.
>>
>> Besides that, it also impacts the site load time. In fact, the sidebar
>> loader calls a bunch of files like a web application development
>> environment would —not a production one, which our deployment is. Their
>> development stack (Python) actually has the piping to minify their
>> assets, its just not configured yet.
>>
>>
>> My proposal:
>>
>> - Disable the automatic annotator sidebar loader
>> - Keep the notes.webplatform.org
>> - Upgrade the annotator as soon as its available, that includes:
>>   - SSO integration (they’re almost there)
>>   - Sidebar loader performance (in progress)
>>
>> The time frame is about a week or so.
>>
>> Opinions
>>
>> --
>> Regards,
>>
>> Renoir Boulanger  |  Developer operations engineer
>> W3C  |  Web Platform Project
>>
>> http://w3.org/people/#renoirbhttps://renoirboulanger.com/  ✪
>>  @renoirb
>> ~
>>
>>
>>
>
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