We’ve made start.me load 38% faster… have you noticed?

We’ve made start.me load 38% faster… have you noticed?

Update February 24, 2020: We’ve been making our app faster again. Check out this more recent blogpost.

Did you notice? start.me now loads 38% faster!
Did you notice? start.me now loads 38% faster!

We are convinced that a faster homepage is crucial. That is why our development team at start.me is continually working on improving the loading speed of start.me.

This week we launched a new version of start.me, which improves the loading times of sub-sequent visits to your startpage by +38%*.

What did we do?

Without getting into too many technical details, we…

  • … reduced the number of requests that start.me makes while loading your page
  • … reduced our Javascript and CSS bundles
  • … implemented various code-tweaks that improves the rendering of your page in your browser
  • … implemented some new and more aggressive caching strategies

Is that all?

No, we’ll continue to push for faster page load in the weeks and months ahead. Whenever we make significant progress, we’ll update you on our blog. We’ll also let you know on Twitter or on Facebook, so don’t hesitate to like or follow!

Did you notice an improvement in loading speed? Let us know in the comments below, or e-mail us at support@start.me.

* We measured an average loading improvement of +38%. The actual development for your page depends on your computer, browser, geo-location, and network connection.

Status Update July 29, 2021

This article is no longer accurate. That’s why we labeled it Old news. Please check the start.me Help Centre for the latest information.

Arjen Robijn

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