PaulPA - 7:15 pm on Aug 9, 2012 (gmt 0)
I thought I would share this little experiment with the WW community.
I have been a loyal Firefox user for many years. Recently, the work I am doing on upgrading to a new version of my CMS has led me to question my loyalty. The issue is speed. Specifically the length of time it takes to save an item was frustrating me. I am on a dedicated server that is fairly quick and so is my network speed, so I had to look at whether there was something going on with the browser. So I conducted an experiment. Now this is highly unscientific, but results may still raise some eyebrows.
The experiment involved simply measuring the time it takes to save an opened item (in this case a menu module). No new data was entered. The item was simply opened from the module main page and then a button was clicked that saved and closed the item. A timer button (on a smartphone) was pushed to start when the Save & Close button was clicked and was pushed to stop when the module main screen reappeared. This was done 5 times for three different browsers: Firefox (14), Chrome (21) and Internet Explorer (9). Additionally, the tests were alternated for each round so that each browser would be tested in each round before moving to the next round.
Results were measured in seconds and here are the averages:
Firefox 13.8 sec.
Chrome 7.3 sec.
IE 12.3 sec.
The results were very surprising to me. And because I have many items to change, the potential time I may be able to save could prove significant.
I am wondering if anyone else has experienced similar results.