- A speed plan
- A performance plan
- A speed threshold
- A performance budget
Correct answer is: A performance budget
A performance budget is a set of limits on specific metrics that affect site performance. The concept is similar to a financial budget: You set a limit and make sure you stay within it. If you choose to spend a large amount on one thing, you may need to make sacrifices elsewhere to stay within budget. It’s the same give-and-take for user experience and site performance. A performance budget might include the total size of a page, the average page load time, or the size of specific images.
Gerald is the product manager for LaughItUp.com, a website for comedians. Earlier this year, many comments from site feedback complained about poor responsiveness. Working with the site marketing and development teams, Gerald created A performance budget plan where the site responsiveness metrics couldn’t fall below a certain level.