2 min readGoogle Chrome Speed up sites by using Interactive Screenshots

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Google recently announced that they used new technology in Google Chrome.

The new technology creates interactive screenshots of web pages that speed up the user experience of sites

Chrome named this feature “Freeze Dried Tabs“. And this feature uses by millions of users right now.

Purpose of Interactive Screenshots

In this, feature Google not only take screenshot of web page. This screenshot can be scrolling and links are clickable.

Google doing this to speed up the web experience of websites visitors by giving them option to download the screenshot of webpage with scrollable and links clickable function.

Web Experience in Mobile Devices

Google Chrome know that presenting sites in web page is slow because of CSS and JavaScript.

So, Chrome come up with to take screenshot of web page and smooth the user web experience of sites.

In normal Chrome Mobile App startup, a webpage takes about 3.4 seconds to loading.

According to Google Chrome blogs

“Rendering web content can be computationally intensive and can feel slow at times compared to a native application.

A lot of work needs to be done to dynamically load resources over the network, run JavaScript, render CSS, fonts, etc.

On mobile devices this is particularly challenging and Chrome can often only keep a handful of web pages loaded at a time due to the memory constraints of the device.

This leads to the question of whether there is a lighter-weight way to represent web content when the situation calls for it—for example, in transitional UI like the tab switcher or during startup when a lot of warm-up work is occurring.”

The tests results shows that the user experience is increased with up to a 20% faster loading time, resulting in an average of 2.8 seconds to show all of a webpage.

The best part of the feature is that there is no layout shift when the freeze dried tab is transitioned to the live website.

While it’s only used in Chrome startup right now, the Chrome team also indicated that they are studying where else it can be used.

Read the Original Chrome Announcement
Speeding up Chrome on Android Startup with Freeze Dried Tabs

In the end of Freeze Dried Tabs

This feature is good news for all web publishers because this may mean that web pages load faster for website visitors, which could potentially result in higher rates of visitor satisfaction.

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Iftikhar Qureshi
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