So I decided, after not checking for months, quarters, probably a year or two, where the performance is for some browsers. Here’s what I got.
IE is bloated – no surprise really. Slow tactile response to clicking. Page load fast, faster depending on caching styles and certain “IE” style caching favoritism it seems to have for Microsoft oriented pages – hmmm.
The websites I loaded are; www.adronbhall.com (Mostly just CSS and a few externally derived bits and formatting – nothing intensive for the browsers), http://www.nextbus.com/predictor/publicMap.shtml?a=portsc (NextBus Streetcar Java app for arrival times), and www.pageflakes.com (nice AJAXy intensive page).
The results; (click on the images to enlarge)
Initial load with all the browser tabs opened in each browser.
All three browsers displaying the tabs I opened.
I opened up four page flakes tabs in each browser.
I picked one of the tabs (the first one) and added each of these page flake widgets.
Now it became this obvious who rocks, and who does not.
2 thoughts on “Browser Performance, Yeah, IE Still Gets Stomped!”
IE 8 is supposed to be better, performance-wise…much more like firefox.
points presented at mix08 keynote, along with a link to download ie 8 developer beta (you might have already seen it) can be found at http://blogs.msdn.com/ie/archive/2008/03/05/internet-explorer-8-beta-1-for-developers-now-available.aspx
I personally will admit, what I’ve heard, I have high hopes for IE 8. I hope they finally get around to making a good jump in usage of the technology available.
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