It seems that everyone is testing web browsers this week.
While some sites are posting usual SunSpider results, Codexon has decided to run something closer to the “real life situations”.
As a result, he loaded 10 web sites and calculated load time.
Baidu.com – Chinese Google
Blogger.com – Popular blogsite
Facebook.com – Popular social site
Google.com – Popular search Engine
Havenworks.com – A poorly designed site weighing 820 kb with over 280 images
Live.com – Microsoft search engine
Myspace.com/tom – Typical Myspace profile
Reddit.com – Social site
Wikipedia.org – Online encyclopedia
Results (less is better):
Average Loading Times (in ms)
Opera 204 Safari 205.2 Chrome 205.5 Firefox 416 Internet Explorer 556.8
For some graphs and more details, please visit the original post (site is down atm).
As you can see, Opera is a winner here, followed by Safari and Chrome. Don’t forget the famous Microsoft quote: “To actually see the difference in page loads between all three browsers, you need slow-motion video.” Expect for that fact that IE is 2.5x slower…
Thanks to Bob for sending this!
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Vygantas is a former web designer whose projects are used by companies such as AMD, NVIDIA and departed Westood Studios. Being passionate about software, Vygantas began his journalism career back in 2007 when he founded FavBrowser.com. Having said that, he is also an adrenaline junkie who enjoys good books, fitness activities and Forex trading.