Sia Karamalegos

Why web performance still matters in 2023

Screenshot of “Why web performance still matters in 2023”

Another excellent article from Sia about performance, but also equity and the environment. 😍

Oh, and I really wish everyone knew this:

Lighthouse and PageSpeed Insights were great tools for helping people learn more about web performance, but they are not necessarily the best tools to use when trying to understand your own performance and where to focus your efforts.


  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