[dev] web benchmark

From: Christoph Lohmann <20h_AT_r-36.net>
Date: Sun, 14 Apr 2013 20:59:50 +0200

Greetings comrades,

in the try to standardize the web on something usable is here the first
step to propose a mode for every website which will run on a specific
hardware setup.

I’ve got this Raspberry Pi Model B and run dwm + tabbed + surf on it.
When you surf to some huge mainstream websites everything gets stuck. In
the next step to turn on Javascript everything gets too much for the RPi
CPU and the website is unusable.

The benchmark consists of running every website on a RPi Model B in
surf, count how long it takes to load the website and compare the value
of reaction time and loading time to a reference website. If the website
is unusable (reaction time > 0.1s) automatically send a bomb threat to

Of course the website could be just listed on a »sucks« list. Then exam‐
ples of »good« and »bad« websites could be collected and used as an ex‐
ample for »good« and »bad« webdesign.

All of this might result in websites offering a stripped down website
(not just for mobile or tablets) for embedded devices or us just being

Just some thoughts while writing a slmc (suckless media center) on my


Christoph Lohmann
Received on Sun Apr 14 2013 - 20:59:50 CEST

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