Monday, June 21st, 2010
John has been doing some analysis comparing the perceived performance compared to Chrome:
and came up with some recommended actions for the team:
- With just a few changes in the Firefox start-up process, we could greatly enhance the feeling of Firefox’s speed. The changes listed below are recommendations to help better the overall Firefox experience.
- Draw the OS spinner icon as little as possible, but one solid break isn’t bad and might be better than one really long spinner.
- Draw the browser chrome while the window is being animated (drawn) to size. So that most of the drawing happens simultaneously rather than sequentially.
- Make a new ‘website loading’ icon with less visual weight that animates faster but is slightly larger (would allow a user to ‘see’ the faster animation).
- ‘Lazy’ load tabs that are being restored (already being talked about).
- Load upgrades and add-on updates upon browser close, not browser start.
- Delay loading the website’s title until the website is ready for interaction.
Posted by Dion Almaer at 5:21 am