The page rendering race
But we haven’t seen that floor yet.
Downloading Firefox 3 today I have experienced, what I feel, is the quickest page rendering experience I’ve had on the Macintosh since, well, downloading the latest version of Safari. Before that I thought Camino was the quickest at rendering a page on my Mac. Just prior to that, it was Safari. And, according to Ariya Hidayat tests, it seems like when the next version of Safari is released to the public it will again hold the top spot in this rendering speed war that is being waged.
So, the beat goes on and on and on. Rendering speeds in these browsers are going to continue to get better until they reach some sort of limit. I suppose the limit could be considered “virtually instantaneous” but I wonder how long it will be until we see that.
When does it end?