Has the design team set a page weight budget?
A page weight budget is literally a budget of how much a webpage can weigh. Not in grams of course, but in kilobytes or megabytes of files. Specifically, it is the size of files transferred over the internet when a web page is loaded.
When a page weight budget has been set, the team’s goal is to deliver each key page of the website in no more than the agreed budget, ideally less. For designers, this means paying attention to the size of page assets, such as images, animations, embedded videos, and so on. It is a clear benchmark for all members of the team to focus on in planning and design through to development.
It’s just like a project budget, but for individual pages.
- Read Use a Page Weight Budget to Speed up Your Site
- Read How to Set a Page Weight Budget for a Greener, Faster Website
- Read Ecodesign Audits – Conclusion (French)