We have a rather heavy content website with about 400 000 unique daily users. The company has always focused on loading time, since we know this is important to our users, but I really want a shift in focus over to perceived performance rather than the technical time.
Our scenario is this:
- The developers have come up with a new way of loading, which in theory feels quicker to the user
- Our CTO thinks this is wrong and now believes the site to be slower than before
Is it a good way to split our users in half and give 50 % the old way of loading and the other 50 % the new way, and combine it all with a micro survey asking if they felt the site loaded e.g. a) instatly, b) very fast c) after a while or d) slowely
… or is there a better way?