Every web person at every newspaper (or anywhere else) needs to read this right now.
Google found that having a page load in 0.9 seconds (instead of 0.4) produced a significant decrease in user satisfaction, even though users said they’d prefer to get 30 search results per page (0.9 seconds) instead of 10 (0.4 seconds).
That’s half a second, with a total page-load time still under 1 second. And it’s too slow — so slow that people find it annoying even if they get 3 times as much information during that tiny half-second.
How long do your pages take to load?
(pic via Best Net Craft)