Best format for displaying rendered time on a webpage,
I’ve started to add the time taken to render a page to the footer of our internal web applications. Currently it appears like this
Rendered in 0.062 seconds
Occasionally I get rendered times like this
Rendered in 0.000 seconds
Currently it’s only meant to be a guide for users to judge whether a page is quick to load or not, allowing them to quickly inform us if a page is taking 17 seconds rather than the usual 0.5. My question is what format should the time be in? At which point should I switch to a statement such as
Rendered in less than a second
I like seeing the tenths of a second but the second example above is of no use to anyone, in fact it just highlights the limits of the calculation I use to find the render time. I’d rather not let the users see that at all! Any answers welcome, including whether anything should be included on the page.
“Rendered instantly” sounds way better than “Rendered in less than a second”.
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