Hi everyone, I am new here (and in the field of UX). It excites me about the contrast of collaboration in the community as compared to my previous discipline. (This would be a short intro as to why I decided to make a career switch.
Moving on to my query:
I am currently looking at a website which is has tremendous lag. Lag which in our era, can be nostalgic in the frustrating sense. I feel this (the lag) would in itself contribute to user frustration.
Based on the little experiences I have had, what comes to mind is that:
Too many fonts are used.
The images are not optimized.
I tried checking in developer mode, and found that the site only uses “Open Sans” and “Verbana” in various weights. Which to my knowledge should not be having an effect on the loading speed.
As for the images, I find that most are under 15kb (about 10 images, and one lazily imported website which does not looks optimized. (It is really pixelated).
Coming back to my questions,
Any advice on what should I be looking at as a UX practitioner (I am just starting on a few courses, and have not had professional experience in the industry)
What responsibilities or roles do I play in helping optimizing this website? (Am i overstepping my responsibility as a UXer- I do not know what company cultures are like as a UX designer, yet.)
Thanks so much for your time(: