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Re: Maxiumum Page Size Web Standards

From: zoran knezevic <zoransa@gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 29 Jun 2007 16:48:07 +0200
Message-ID: <ecea34890706290748n32a83d4ek69eba75112b0de40@mail.gmail.com>
To: "Jens Meiert" <jens.meiert@erde3.com>
Cc: "King,Tina A" <TKING4@travelers.com>, www-html@w3.org

You are right maybe this is not best place to talk about usability but
to add practical example from real life. Comments on articles on one
of my sites have pagination 1 2 3 and link show all comments. After 3
months we did analyze of Apache logs and result was shocking, 90% of
people click "show all comments" instead of going to page 2 or 3...

we draw conclusion that load time is not so important and visually
having all relevant data on one page is more useful. We pushed
pagination to 100 comments so almost never we have to paginate
comments.

By the way nice blog Janes.

On 6/29/07, Jens Meiert <jens.meiert@erde3.com> wrote:
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> This list's not the optimal place for this issue, but:
>
> > Currently we abide to the maximum page size web standard of 50kb. Is
> > this recommendation still current or has the size increased with the
> > widespread use of broadband today?
>
> I don't recommend to focus on a certain file size, but rather to develop a philosophy that consequently sorts out unnecessary stuff - load time is an important UX factor [1]. Also, the "10 seconds rule" is a nice rule of thumb, but it may be absolutely legitimate when some documents take more time because they provide lots of useful information (that belongs together).
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> [1] http://meiert.com/en/blog/20070621/load-time-the-ux-factor-facts-and-measures/
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> --
> Jens Meiert
> http://meiert.com/en/
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>
>

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