Website Optimization

Welcome to the optimized website.

I refactored and optimized the whole website to get a better user experience.
The performance of this site on your mobile phone will be excellent even on a 2G low-end phone.

Excerpt: “Wer aufhört, besser zu werden, hat aufgehört, gut zu sein.” (Philip Rosenthal)

The following table shows the timings, sizes and number of requests for the entry page ANDREAS SCHNIERTSHAUER PHOTOGRAPHY
I added some other pages (see column Page) for comparison.

Date Page Load Time [s] Page Size [KB] Requests Page
2020-05-21 faster than 1.0 smaller than 16 3  
2020-05-21 1.1 16.1 5  
2020-05-20 1.2 16.5 5  
2020-05-20 1.0 19.0 7  
2020-05-14 1.2 27.0 4  
2020-05-12 1.4 63.1 4  
    ~ 1900 74 MWP
2020-05-22 ~4 ~ 3614 87 str
2020-05-22 ~12 ~ 2300 196 hei
    ~ 6144 179 90th
2020-05-22 ~34 ~ 14029 357 eif

MWP: median web page, see excerpt below.
90th: 90th percentile, see excerpt below.
hei, eif, str: are real websites that I visit nearly daily

I selected the websites ‘hei’, ‘eif’ and ‘str’ for comparison, because I access these sites nearly daily from my desktop computer and I was interested how they perform.

Excerpt: “For over 13 years we’ve been treating the mobile web as an afterthought, like a mere exception to desktop. But it’s time for this to change. The mobile web is now the web, and desktop is becoming the legacy one. … The mobile web has now been around long enough for there to be an entire generation of kids where this is the only internet they’ve ever known. And what kind of experience are we giving them? We’re essentially taking them back to the dial-up era.” (

For those who didn’t know dial-up: In the beginning of the WWW the user had to dial a phone number with a acoustic coupler and later with a modem to get access to the internet, like in the movie ‘War Games’ or in the movie Whiz Kids - The Network. It was all very slow: 300 - 2400 bits per second, later 56 kbit/s equal to GPRS (General Packet Radio Service) in the beginning.

Excerpt: “The median web page is around 1900KB in size and contains 74 requests. That doesn’t sound too bad, right? … Looking at the 90th percentile exposes the unpleasant stuff. Roughly 10% of the pages we’re pushing at the unsuspecting public are in excess of 6 MB and contain 179 requests. This is, frankly, terrible. …” (

As you can see in the table, ‘hei’ and ‘str’ are median webpages and ‘eif’ falls into the 90th percentile range.

Excerpt: “Users want and expect web experiences with content that is fast to load and smooth to interact with.” (

Why do we need more than 60 external Javascript scripts and more than 20 external CSS stylesheets and why must I download very large high resolution images, that are resized on my phone to a much smaller one? This is a huge waste of energy and performance and costs the visitors of not optimized webpages a lot of time and money - no wonder why the mobile phone batteries are always empty.

Excerpt: “WorldWideWeb - Summary The WWW project merges the techniques of information retrieval and hypertext to make an easy but powerful global information system. The project is based on the philosophy that much academic information should be freely available to anyone. It aims to allow information sharing within internationally dispersed teams, and the dissemination of information by support groups. Originally aimed at the High Energy Physics community, it has spread to other areas and attracted much interest in user support, resource discovery and collaborative work areas. …” (Tim BL, Tim Berners-Lee )

And now in the year 2020 we have little information packed into large fancy looking websites bloated with advertising and user tracking stuff.

And the best these sites need 3384 DOM elements and more on one page to display it - WoW - WTF.

This site tries to be different with the focus on minimalism, no external code and no advertisings at all - and most important no user tracking. The site tries to be as fast as possible and keep the page sizes and server requests as small as possible while presenting the information (mostly in form of photography) in a user-friendly manner.

Life Moves Pretty Fast. The World Wide Web should be Fast. This Page Loads Pretty Fast.

View the main page in the line-mode browser, the first readily accessible browser launched in 1991.