Lead Paravel developer Dave Rupert:
If the web cannot keep pace with a native experience in speed (rendering in under 1000ms), we’re all going to be out of the job. An uptick in native app usage means budget dollars would follow the trend and be poured into native apps. Meanwhile public facing websites will be left to rot because no one cared and we littered the web with bullshit. Native wins, the web dies, Zeldman hangs up his beanie, and Sir Tim Berners-Lee cries a single tear.
Somewhat scary yet very relevant advice. Bottom line, web sites are perceived as “slow”, and it’s our job as developers to counter that notion. Dave emphasizes here that yes, a responsive or pared down approach to images is difficult. Yet it’s critical work.