Great web design tips every web developer should become familiar with: http://motherfuckingwebsite.com/
@resist1984 @david I actually put together an opinionated guide inspired the Motherfucking Website and the actual best motherfucking website. Text-oriented websites should work just fine in browser engines that don’t have a billion-dollar annual budget (NetSurf, Dillo, w3m, lynx, edbrowse, etc).
Also see the other small-web clubs: the 1MB Club, 512 KB Club, 250kb Club, 10 KB Club, NoJS Club, 1024B Club, and 0kb Club. I managed to get on all except the last two; my brotli-compressed homepage is a whopping 4-5 kilobytes (depending on which icons your browser loads).
I’d say that for a text-oriented website (most blogs), a 50kb JS-free homepage should be good enough.