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An exclusive members-only club for web pages weighing no more than 250kb.

Inspired by Bradley Taunt's 1MB.club.

#But why?

I love the idea of a list of webpages that are still reasonably usable with a slow internet connection. But 1MB is, in my honest opinion, still way too much. Nobody wants to wait 10 seconds — on good days — to load a web site. But a very large chunk of the world population isn't gifted with Gigabit internet connections.

Of course, the absolute size of a website is not a perfect indicator. A page might contain a lot of text or images as important part of their content. It would be unfair to call them bloated in this case. This is why, additionally to the absolute size the ratio of visible to invisible content is shown as well.

#Adding a web page

Please send a patch or pull request. If unsure, you can also write a ticket mentioning the website(s). The website(s) will be added after passing the review and measured for changes about once every week.

#What are those values?

The values shown in the list are URL, Total Weight, Content Ratio.

Websites listed here are downloaded and analyzed with Phantomas. The total weight is counted and then the size of actual content is measured and shown as a ratio.

For example: If a website has a total weight of 100kb and 60kb are the documents structure, text, images, videos and so on, then the content ratio is 60%. The rest are extras like CSS, JavaScript and so on. It is hard to say what a good ratio is but my gut feeling is that everything above 20% is pretty good already.

#Hacking this page

This page is built with Svelte. You can clone the repository and run the application in development mode like this:

git clone https://git.sr.ht/~koehr/the-250kb-club 250kb-club
# or: git clone https://github.com/nkoehring/250kb-club.git
cd 250kb-club
yarn dev

And build the page with yarn build.

The website analysis is done by compile-list.js which reads pages.txt and writes the results to src/components/pages.mjs. pages.txt is curated by hand.