Tim Kadlec avatar Tim Kadlec

The Ethics of Web Performance

Screenshot of “The Ethics of Web Performance”

The business models that support much of the content on the web don’t favor better performance. Nor does the culture of many organizations who end up prioritizing the next feature over improving things like performance or accessibility or security.


  1. I have a client site with a header that is hidden when the user scrolls down, but shown again when the user scrolls up, which seems pretty comon nowadays.

    This triggers some CLS, even if the hide/show is done in less than 500 ms, as “continuous interactions such as scrolls, drags, or pinch and zoom gestures are not considered ‘recent input’”. 😞

  2. screenshot of Priority Hints and optimizing LCP

    Kevin Farrugia

    Priority Hints and optimizing LCP

    Increasing the priority of a resource usually comes at the cost of another resource, so Priority Hints should be used sparingly. However, if the browser is queuing your LCP image, I recommend you experiment with Priority Hints to see if you can reduce this waiting time and improve your LCP.

  3. Same page tested on PageSpeed Insights over a few hours the same day, without anything modified, and the desktop scores vary from 19 to 59… 🤷‍♂️

    A lot of businesses rely on this crap to now if their site is "fast" enough for Google SEO! 😭

    Three different scores: 44, 59, 19