Modern Web in Numbers

Posted in: main (2 min read)

Modern web is beyond broken. Even the simplest websites are becoming performance, privacy and accessibility nightmares. And it's only getting worse.

Important note: beside the obvious page size problem, TTI (Time To Interactive) is also a huge problem - a lot of websites take way too much time to become interactive (usable). This problem is more pronounced on mobile phones and other slower devices.

Site SortPage Size SortJavaScript SortCSS SortImages SortTTI SortScore Sort
cnn.com4.61 MB
258 requests
3.86 MB
95 requests
31.04 KB
3 requests
48.32 KB
41 requests
41 s10
nytimes.com2.2 MB
125 requests
1.4 MB
43 requests
27.53 KB
7 requests
175.29 KB
15 requests
20 s29
ebay.com1.35 MB
129 requests
456.22 KB
31 requests
30.35 KB
3 requests
622.78 KB
62 requests
15 s43
amazon.com1.87 MB
235 requests
252.79 KB
15 requests
58.54 KB
8 requests
1.18 MB
141 requests
10 s41
aliexpress.com1.3 MB
161 requests
963.96 KB
58 requests
55.14 KB
17 requests
117.51 KB
28 requests
18 s17
reddit.com1.54 MB
76 requests
602.61 KB
18 requests
2.14 KB
1 request
813.35 KB
36 requests
11 s24

Small and fast is beautiful

List of the sites which fit into the above description.

If you have (or know) a site which belongs here, please submit the url here.

Site SortPage Size SortJavaScript SortCSS SortImages SortTTI SortScore Sort
news.ycombinator.com11.91 KB
6 requests
2.28 KB
1 request
2.13 KB
1 request
1.19 KB
3 requests
1 s100
teddit.net149.21 KB
27 requests
0 Bytes
0 requests
9.59 KB
2 requests
131.52 KB
24 requests
1 s85
terbium.io28.64 KB
5 requests
0 Bytes
0 requests
3.87 KB
2 requests
1.43 KB
1 request
1 s100
nintil.com83.02 KB
10 requests
25.12 KB
3 requests
11.74 KB
2 requests
0 Bytes
0 requests
2 s90
php.watch166.55 KB
12 requests
13.66 KB
1 request
8.35 KB
1 request
124.79 KB
8 requests
2 s98
kmarkiv.com35.62 KB
9 requests
21.14 KB
2 requests
3.01 KB
1 request
5.38 KB
3 requests
2 s100
picnicss.com42.32 KB
7 requests
21.5 KB
2 requests
8.3 KB
1 request
1.5 KB
1 request
2 s100
macwright.com12.18 KB
1 request
0 Bytes
0 requests
0 Bytes
0 requests
0 Bytes
0 requests
1 s100
snestudio.com103.11 KB
7 requests
73.46 KB
2 requests
7.23 KB
1 request
18.8 KB
2 requests
2 s94
maxlaumeister.com149.8 KB
21 requests
107.65 KB
7 requests
6.7 KB
3 requests
25.35 KB
7 requests
3 s94
htmx.org387.24 KB
20 requests
113.75 KB
9 requests
9.98 KB
3 requests
257.25 KB
6 requests
3 s98

* HN deserves the special mention here - written in Arc and serving millions of page view daily on a single server

For the reference, here's also betterways.dev's numbers (I still have to optimize a few things):

Site SortPage Size SortJavaScript SortCSS SortImages SortTTI SortScore Sort
betterways.dev8.65 KB
4 requests
1.39 KB
1 request
2.16 KB
1 request
2.11 KB
1 request
1 s100

Quick tips on making the web a better place

Debloat your website and make it accessible

* Note: the numbers are for reference only; they are periodically refreshed by using PageSpeed Insights (mobile).


Comments, suggestions, and questions are welcome.