Hi, I registered here to ask about MongoDB, but exploring the forums for a minute I decided to start with another topic.
These curvy shapes in the background make the forum super slow, at least on my mac (Safari). It’s a 4098x10726px image. I experimented and removing the background makes the website snappy again. Why would you guys use such a huge raster image instead of putting an SVG there? Like come on…
By the way, I tested on Chrome and Firefox too and it’s much better there. Looks like Safari handles backgrounds differently. I also tested with Safari on MacBooks M1/M2 and it’s not perfect, but acceptable. That being said, using this big image as the background is a bad idea.
@Jason_Tran load times for safari vary, as does support. From iPhone on Safari when you go to make a post, or reply, there’s no text features available. You can’t select formatting or anything of the kind, and the text boxes of what’s written can be limited/not in full.
Load times on mobile can be upwards of 12 seconds, for Safari on a Mac, it varies as well. With an Intel i5 processor on an older Mac mini it can take upwards of 15 to 20 seconds (2013) and on M1 it can take up to 7 seconds sometimes.
I’m not talking about load times here. I mean the performance of the client-side of the website, particularly scrolling. It feels like I was using some ancient device, framerate drops to about 5 or so.