By David Murphy
The Trilibis study found that news websites are typically image-heavy, which affects load times on mobile
A study published by Trilibis has found that the majority of top news websites performs poorly when viewed on a smartphone or tablet. In an analysis of 100 business, technology and entertainment news websites that employ responsive design, Trilibis found that only 26 per cent load in less than four seconds on a mobile device, and 27 per cent take more than eight seconds to load. The tests were conducted on a 4G network and, the company says, should be considered “best-case” scenarios.
The page weights of the responsive news media sites in the survey were predominantly high. 58 per cent served pages of which images constituted more than half of overall page weight; 5 per cent of the sample served home pages with page weight consisting of more than 90 per cent images.
2.74 per cent performed badly on mobile phones. Only 26 per cent provided acceptable page-load times. 47 per cent were bad (4 – 8 seconds to load). 27 per cent were very slow (8 – 35 seconds to load). On a more positive note, server-side image optimization delivered compelling performance gains …read more
Source:: Mobile App News