Web page file size has increased by 25% in one year

Paul Boag

A 25% growth in one year is pretty frightening especially when we consider the growth of mobile.

A graph showing the growth in web page sizes based on type of download

What is interesting about the report from Pingdom is that Javascript (44% growth) is the main culprit. However, increases in CSS (25%) and imagery (22%) is pretty disturbing too.

I would like to wag my finger in disgust, but to be honest I am pretty sure the new boagworld site probably reflects this change.

Not only is this bad for mobile users, it could start to affect our search engine rankings.