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Discussion on: Personal portfolio: Gatsby vs Next?

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Ramesh Elaiyavalli

We measured based on Google PageSpeed Insights, Google LightHouse, GTMetrix, and various tools.

If you run Google PSI - you can see for yourself.

  1. Our old - Wordpress site -
  2. Our new live site -

Run PSI few times on both. To get the median score. Also note that the new site has more images, more SVG, and more JS.

We still managed to get a lot better performance using 11ty 👍

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leob • Edited on

Cool ... however, I just checked out your old site and your new site and my impression is that the 35% is a gross underestimation! Every link I click takes seconds to load with the old site, and loads in a fraction of a second with the new site. The difference feels more like 350% than like 35%.

No wonder if all pages are simply statically generated and don't need to be loaded from a database and then dynamically generated (although I wouldn't expect the improvement to be that large).

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Ramesh Elaiyavalli

Glad you see the BIG IMPROVEMENT Leob. CDN cache may make it better but if you truly compare apples-to-apples, Static Site is WAY faster - no doubt! 👍🚀