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Page load time on Foundation 6 vs 5???

i was looking to upgrade from foundation 5 to 6. I just started a page from an old site. I stripped down a customized version of foundation 6 and mainly got the content up there. I haven't completed the layout, but just wanted to compare the structure for page load time. I compared http://yogawestchesterny.com/ in foundation 5 with http://integrated-peace-arts.org/aikido/ prototype in foundation 6. On the pingdom tool the foundation 6 website was 50kb larger. Then for the google recommended test (https://developers.google.com/speed/pagespeed/insights/?hl=en&utm_source=wmx&utm_campaign=wmx_otherlinks&url=http%3A%2F%2Fyogawestchesterny.com%2F&tab=mobile) it showed more problems in the foundation 6.

 

I thought foundation 6 was supposed to be lighter and faster. Maybe these tools are not the best, but from what I can see, foundation 6 is failing on that front. Am I wrong?

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i was looking to upgrade from foundation 5 to 6. I just started a page from an old site. I stripped down a customized version of foundation 6 and mainly got the content up there. I haven't completed the layout, but just wanted to compare the structure for page load time. I compared http://yogawestchesterny.com/ in foundation 5 with http://integrated-peace-arts.org/aikido/ prototype in foundation 6. On the pingdom tool the foundation 6 website was 50kb larger. Then for the google recommended test (https://developers.google.com/speed/pagespeed/insights/?hl=en&utm_source=wmx&utm_campaign=wmx_otherlinks&url=http%3A%2F%2Fyogawestchesterny.com%2F&tab=mobile) it showed more problems in the foundation 6.

 

I thought foundation 6 was supposed to be lighter and faster. Maybe these tools are not the best, but from what I can see, foundation 6 is failing on that front. Am I wrong?

steve 6 days ago

Best I can tell, foundation cut the css quite a bit. However, even after you minimize your download in terms of js, you have to use the same js on every page. that seems to about offset the css benefit, at least on the index page. may even be worse on other pages. The page speed suggestions by the google tool seem to be just that - suggestions. However, using pingdom I can tell the actual total file size from foundation 5 to 6, which seems to be more objective. asynch loading of js does seem to help speed, and leverageing browser caching is a bit of a double edged sword. But so far, the foundation upgrade doesn't seem to do much for page load time.