I reloaded the page again and now it's closer to 10mb. To be fair, it compresses to about 3mb.
Is it images? Nope, that's only ~250kb. Most of them are SVGs.
There's about 400kb of CSS. That's enormous but not really the problem I'd want to fix first.
What I really want to know, I guess, is what caused this. What combination of factors led to a product being developed and released in this state? Because I'm assuming nobody at the company *wanted* to make a website this slow and cumbersome.
Actually, what I really want to know is how to fix it. This isn't a mismanaged company making a bad product. It seems like this is *how modern web development is expected to be done.*
Is it a technical problem? A problem with developer mindset? Obviously it's *possible* to make smaller websites, even *easier,* we just... don't.
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