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What are the fastest sites you visit daily?

Achieving great site speed is not just a coincidence, as there are lots of efforts being put in to get there. Choosing the right tech tools for the job, optimizing the code for performance, and maintaining it all besides scaling up, all require a lot of competency and planning.

For me, the fastest sites are Google, Twitter, and DEV.

Regarding to DEV, I would recommend reading these blog posts by the co-founder @ben, explaining behind the scenes stuff:

What are the fastest sites you visit daily?

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Karan Gandhi

localhost:3000

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Madza Author

Hahaha, home sweet home 💯😄😄

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Calin Baenen

Quite literally.

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Gautham Vijayan

Dope comment!!

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Zen

React?

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Karan Gandhi

Express actually. Well all express apps run at 3000 by default.

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Zen

Thanks. I usually using Svelte with port 5000. So, I forgot what port 3000 using to. Hahhhah

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Madza Author

I love Svelte ❤ Have you checked out Sapper as well? 😉

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Zen

I created my own Svelte template for my personal needs

Instalasi

npx degit mzaini30/svelte my-project
cd my-project
npm i
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Struktur folder

Keterangan Folder
File Svelte src/pages
Static files public/dist
Output public

Fitur

CSS

Menggunakan Bootstrap

Code splitting

Cukup jalankan

npm run build
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Router berbasis file

Kita menggunakan Routify.

Hot module reload

Dia nggak mereset state saat kita development. Cukup jalankan:

npm run dev
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SEO

Ini isi dari public/index.html:

<!-- 
 Website ini dibuat oleh Zen
 duniazen.com
-->
<!DOCTYPE html>
<html lang="en">
<head>
    <meta charset='utf-8'>
    <meta name='viewport' content='width=device-width,initial-scale=1'>
    <title>Svelte Template</title>
    <meta name="description" content="Template Svelte yang diolah oleh Zen">
    <meta property="og:image" content="/dist/jean.jpg">
    <link rel='icon' type='image/png' href='/dist/ungu.png'>
    <link
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17ttt

localhost:8080
I won

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Karan Gandhi

wins internet

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Aabishkar Wagle • Edited on

Dev .to is quite fast as well. Also, another fastest site I noticed is GitHub .com

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Madza Author • Edited on

Agree 👍 Github is among the fastest as well 😉

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AviKKi

dev.to uses preact, they are taking good advantage of it. Also caching plays a major role when you revisit.

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Madza Author

Speed and great UX have always been two of the main factors making the website appealing to me 😉 Great to see they are distributing Forem, that is heavily oriented towards that 👍

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Robin Gagnon

Link preloading on focus/hover plays a pretty big part in the speed feeling as well

If you're curious, you can check your network tab for requests when you hover/focus any link on the site.

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AviKKi

do you have any reference for this? googling this concept didn't return anything relevant.

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Robin Gagnon

Instant Click docs from docs.forem.com are not extensive but they can get you started on how Forem does it 🌞

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Dennis Frijlink

preactjs.com/. Fastest website I've ever visited

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Patryk Woziński

Whoah, that's the speed demon! I need to check Preact on my side project or in some playground. :D

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Madza Author • Edited on

It's lightning-fast, indeed ⚡
Even Gatsby, that famously uses 'blazing fast' to describe their product, can't keep up 😄😄

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Dennis Frijlink

Yeah I know. I love Static Site Generators (like Gatsby) btw but preact is so fast/lightweight 😄

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Corentin Bettiol • Edited on

Dev.to and SpaceHey (a myspace clone launched a few days ago).

Mrzool said (on the hackernews comments):

I'm absolutely blown away by the speed of this website. Facebook and Twitter are a bloated heavy mess in comparison.

The first answer (by userbinator) explain the speed pretty well:

That's what 10 years of hardware improvements actually looks like without 10 corresponding years of software degradation.

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Harsh Shandilya • Edited on

It'd be my own: msfjarvis.dev. I don't browse its actual contents daily but I do frequently use the redirects I built into it, which makes links such as msfjarvis.dev/aps and msfjarvis.dev/g/redirekt possible.

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Madza Author

Good job on it 👍 Minimalistic, easy to navigate, great contrast, and most importantly snappy ⚡

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NaveenKumar Namachivayam ⚡

⚡ google
⚡ dev.to
🐌 producthunt is not so fast
⚡ github
⚡ theverge
⚡ my website qainsights :)

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Thomas Bnt

Dev.to is very fast 🌱☕

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Madza Author • Edited on

Ikr 😉 Great to see the Forem team caring about their users and their experience on the site 😉 Various tech solutions are there for a reason, and the team did (and still do) an awesome job putting the puzzle pieces together ⚡

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Tobias Nickel

I envy you, living in china I don't know fast internet.

but I found taobao.com is crszy fast, even when it load 300 requests on the search result page.

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Madza Author • Edited on

Hong Kong, Singapore, South Korea and Taiwan have awesome speeds near you, as far as I know 😉

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Calin Baenen

I dunno if my site is "fast".

....But feel free to test! >:D

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João M.C. Teixeira

I had done my answer in my mind before reading the post actually. I totally agree with you. I had thought just about DEV though.

Cheers,

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Jonah Kowall

Superhuman is very impressive, but they combine an extension with a great ux. Completely keyboard driven :)

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Zen

My blog. Hehehehe...

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Jayanika Chandrapriya

x.com

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Madza Author

Hahah, yeah, still remember his tweet 😄😄

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aniketd4x

localhost 3000!