A homepage's weight is just a number measuring size at one moment in time. It's just one piece of the mosaic of a website's total health, happiness, and success... but it does come up from time to time when member libraries redesign their websites. "Is my homepage normal? How does it compare to other libraries' homepages?"
|High (100th percentile)||8187.00|
|Low (0 percentile)||74.10|
Some context: 1000KB = 1MB. The body-weight cliches continue to apply:
- "Too big" or "too small" for one person may be "just right" for someone else.
- Weight doesn't take into account the value/function of each component (like muscle, fat, and bones). Proportions matter.
- I won't post individual weights online, but will share them with library staff who want to know.
A finding that interested me: the 17 weightiest pages are all CMS-generated. Different CMS's are represented throughout the weight levels (Drupal, WordPress, CivicPlus, GovOffice.com, etc.). My assessment:
- CMS workflow efficiencies can make it easy to add weight to a page without much effort or intention.
- Making wise choices about a site's infrastructure (themes/templates, modules/plugins, etc.) and content (especially images) equates roughly to the diet and exercise choices that help maintain a healthy body weight.
* All 53 SCLS members, plus two additional project sites managed by member libraries.