PublicView is all about monitoring performance.

Recently we were performance testing our own systems. We compared the page speed using modern browsers with Internet Explorer 11, launched in 2013 and in common use amongst our users.

We support whatever our users like to use, but we couldn’t help noticing that our main home page takes 400 milliseconds to load for modern browsers, but almost six seconds in Internet Explorer 11, running on the same hardware and the same network.

The reason is that generating charts for nearly fifty metrics makes heavy use of JavaScript, which IE11 wasn’t really designed to support.

We’ll of course continue to support any and all types of browsers, but if you choose a modern browser then you’ll get a huge performance boost.