November 11th, 2019

Replying to a tweet from @robocell

what is truly driving the bloat, then?

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Third

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Scott Jehl

Overall. But on the sites that are rehydrating after SSR, there’s a lot of bloat on the framework’s behalf too.

# Posted by Scott Jehl on Monday, November 11th, 2019 at 3:58pm

Andy Ingram 🌀

I moan about it fairly regularly, but the Zendesk chat widget we have on our homepage adds 1mb of JavaScript, when a typical page is 300kb (still way too much, but that’s stuff I can improve in time). Luckily I’ve managed to find a way to lazy-load it when needed.

Andy Ingram 🌀

Their actual docs say the size isn’t a problem because the script tag is async, which just made me fairly furious tbh.

Rob Ocel

Indeed! We can improve the performance of websites using frameworks. What I see are lots of “low hanging fruit”, such as differential loading or compression, that people aren’t using on their sites. Laying the bulk of “web perf climate change” at the feet of frameworks seems odd.

# Posted by Rob Ocel on Monday, November 11th, 2019 at 4:03pm

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