Friday, January 27, 2017
Google Chrome Now Faster Page Refresh
According to Google Chrome page reloading will now be faster with one small tweak. By doing a simple tweak in their browser the reloading is 28% faster in the latest version of Chrome.
On a blog post last Thursday, Google Software Engineer Takashi Toyoshima said that a "relatively minor" browser tweak has resulted to faster page loading. Reload is an important feature of web browsers; it's typically used when a page is broken or to refresh content. Everytime you click to refresh a page, the browser communicates with the web server to see if there are cached resources are still usable, which is called validation. The result is “hundreds of network requests per page issued to dozens of domains,” he said. When refreshing a page on a mobile device, users may experience “serious performance issues” due to the “transient nature of mobile connections.”
"The existing reload behavior usually solves broken pages, but stale content is inefficiently addressed by a regular reload, especially on mobile," Toyoshima wrote.
"To improve the stale content use case, Chrome now has a simplified reload behavior to only validate the main resource and continue with a regular page load," Toyoshima wrote. "This new behavior maximizes the reuse of cached resources and results in lower latency, power consumption, and data usage." The changes result in 60 percent fewer validation requests, speeding up reloads.
To check out the difference, watch the video below.