All profiling done uses the same settings:
- “Fast 3G” throttled network speed.
- Desktop resolution.
- Disabled HTTP cache.
- Logged-in, to an account with 16 tracked TV shows.
We need a baseline that we can compare results against!
The page we’ll be testing is the main logged-in Summary view. it’s the most data-heavy page, and so it offers the most room for optimization.
The Summary view contains a set of cards, like this:
Here’s our baseline profile, on 3G speed. It’s… not great.
First Meaningful Paint: ~5000ms
First image loaded: ~6500ms
All requests finished: >15,000ms
Oof. The page doesn’t display anything useful until ~5 seconds in. The first image only finishes loading around 6.5 seconds, and it takes
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