It's even possible to use all the fancy CSS, web fonts (subsetted) and end up with a styled 192kb site with sub-second load time: https://gtmetrix.com/reports/scripter.co/1HzEKKve
You just need to *know* what exactly your site is loading. Also use as strict CSP as possible for a more secure site.
@kaushalmodi Indeed, but that's quite a bit of work to get there.
(the post in question loads at 2s, and pagespeed/yslow scores are only B, with plenty of low-hanging issues it could improve on.)
I'm not a web dev by profession. So it took me a while to discover, learn and adopt stuff like minification, cache busting, font subsetted and image size optimization.
Sites like gtmetrix and webpagetest helped me get my site to where it is right now.
Now the final bottleneck is me needing to learn JS. Then I can probably do without jQuery except on my Search page.
But for folks in webdev, I'd believe that all of the above concepts would be common.
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