It isn't just modem speed which has advanced. Let's look at this image:
Compression technology has also improved significantly. This image uses the WebP image format & is 470 Bytes. For about half the file size, we get similar - if not better - picture quality. This was set to quality level 5. By default WebP compression uses quality 75. You'll notice that the image does not load progressively. You have to watch it draw line by line. It's quicker to load, but is it more satisfying to watch? OK, that's enough bunnies… for now! We'll come back to them shortly.
Indeed, at this speed, even Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG) are problematic. This logo is a mere 399 bytes - & you still have to watch it draw out.
Audio is difficult over an extremely slow connection. Here's a short clip:
Of course, we have a very efficient way to transmit voice. Modern browsers have Text-To-Speech built in!
Did that work? I hope so! Isn't it amazing what browsers can do these days?
🐰 🥕 This site is too slow for even highly compressed video. So let's finish with some basic CSS animation for the bunny.