Anyone else notice this?

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  • maybe we are, the gremlins on the server are making .html files a few seconds before you visit, they're psychic too

    (See:

    for benchmarks, etc)

  • Going to turn this into a thread re: optimizations

    • I know @baris and @julian have been working on optimizing privileges, so they can expand on this one, we have a bunch of server optimizations ex. moving privileges out of controllers/home to higher up, so you guys can pitch in here.
    • Just added local caching for widgets, this is especially noticeable on global widgets. Also moved widget rendering up the pecking order during loading. Hopefully you won't notice that 0.1s delay when ajaxifying from page to page anymore. For cold loads, you may still see that until we resolve
    • From gh#1571, we have now minified most of the require.js files, reducing cold-load times in general

    Some more stuff TODO before we get to 0.5x, like taking our Custom CSS from the ACP and minifying that as well. Right now we are using a custom font for our community (Roboto) which is different from the default Lavender font. That equates to an extra 6 I think requests for no reason (we are also loading the old fonts too!), so we got to figure that out. 馃檪

    • Upgrading to v1 should hopefully increase speed a ton, especially on older mobile devices. I'm really looking forward to this one personally, because my old shitbox phone that I had when we started working on NodeBB always took ages to load a thread.
  • @psychobunny said:

    like taking our Custom CSS from the ACP and minifying that as well.

    This is already done, the custom CSS tab also supports LESS now 馃檪

  • Eh haha, Indeed!

  • Not an easy one to gauge or actually figure out, but performance on safari for iPad is nowhere near as fast as it is on desktop. Page loads are slower, waiting for more posts sometimes crashes and refreshes the entire topic. But without proper logging tools, I'm not entirely sure how it's even possible to confirm. Desktop rules and all that, but I like to browse on me iPad with a coffee in the garden.

  • No speed issues loading from the toilet aka iPad.

    Much much faster on all devices. Great work gents!

  • @a_5mith said:

    Not an easy one to gauge or actually figure out, but performance on safari for iPad is nowhere near as fast as it is on desktop. Page loads are slower, waiting for more posts sometimes crashes and refreshes the entire topic. But without proper logging tools, I'm not entirely sure how it's even possible to confirm. Desktop rules and all that, but I like to browse on me iPad with a coffee in the garden.

    Need to get my hands on an iPad to test... between the three of us here we only have one android tablet 馃憥

  • @psychobunny

    Only an iPad 1 or an iPhone 4S, but might help. They're popping up everywhere

  • That's actually pretty damn cool. Should go there, show off NodeBB a bit and get some more people interested 馃槃 (oh and maybe fix iPad bugs)

  • @a_5mith said:

    @psychobunny

    Only an iPad 1 or an iPhone 4S, but might help. They're popping up everywhere

    Hey cool -- I think I went to a local dev meetup where these guys talked about how to start a device lab. I really want to start my own, but these guys seem to have already established one 馃槃

    One day when we're rich and famous we'll have one in our office 馃槑

  • @julian I may aswell have one in my house, iPad 3,4 and mini, laptop, desktop, galaxy s4, blackberry bold 9900, acer android tablet, htc one x. Not all mine, but you get the idea. 馃槅


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