Report: Visitors Quick to Abandon Slow-Loading Websites

By HTMLGoodies Staff

A new study conducting by performance monitoring vendor Apica and 3Gem adds more weight to the idea that developers should design their websites to load quickly. The findings included the following:

  • 77 percent of users expect websites to load faster today than they did three years ago.
  • 40 percent of respondents won't wait more than 10 seconds for a page to load.
  • 1 in 9 respondents won't wait five seconds for a page to load.
  • 40 percent of respondents would tell friends about poor website performance, and other 45 percent said they might do so.

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