Other Websites

The following websites are not ones done by us. They are about locations in the Corozal District and are given here for comparison, information, and ideas. The numbers in parentheses are approximate page weight in kilobytes, compressed. Lower numbers should be faster loading, especially with a slow connection.

The websites that have an M behind their page weight are at least fairly mobile-friendly. They will be easier to use on tablets and smartphones. If you know of any we have missed, we'll be glad to add them, if they are home pages (we did not want to include websites that only have a page or section about Corozal).

The median page weight is about 900 kilobytes, compressed. About half are "heavier", and slower loading, than the half that are "lighter" and faster loading. So the smaller the number, the better, especially for those with a slow connection. Someone on a prepaid mobile data plan in Belize could view about five times as many "light" pages before they reached their maximum, compared to the "heavy" ones. Another way to say it, is viewing only the heavier pages, a person would exhaust their data plan after viewing only a little over about 30 web pages. That's assuming they didn't watch any videos.

Note: We have left out CCC, CJC, and ACE. They all use redirecting to go to a page where you can select one of the three, and that takes you to a Moodle page that is mostly for the use of their students and faculty.

Some of these websites could have done something fairly simple to reduce their page weight and load faster. Every website has to choose some point on the continuum between very small, fast, and lean, to very large, fancy, and slow.

For comparison, here is a page we have created to be about as plain, simple, and fast-loading as possible. Unfortunately, most people would find it boring. But it gives you a contrast with the largest sites above. Its page weight is 918 bytes, not kilobytes or megabytes.

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