Widgets generally bootstrap within 100ms globally, and load all images completely within 4 seconds. Note that there can be a large variance in load times, depending on the content itself.
Additionally, Widgets have been designed with a mobile-first approach in order to minimise load times and content bandwidth requirements. When serving social media content, Stackla will utilise similar technologies as the social networks themselves to optimise delivery to mobile devices.
What kinds of things can slow down a widget loading?
When it comes to building any page, less is more, and the same applies to Widgets.
Want to try improving these load times?
Naturally there are options which can be taken to further optimize the load of UGC on your website. These include:
- Reducing the quality or quantity of Media Files that load in a Widget
- Increasing the cache time
- Build a Custom Display using Blank Canvas which is optimized for the clients requirements
- Rendering via the REST API and caching locally on the server
The latter two options provide much more control over the exact loading experience, allowing you to implement any content handling requirements you may have.
Still seeing slow load times, and want to investigate further?
Head over to our Developer Portal for a more in-depth guide on testing your current implementation's load times: (Coming soon)