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Discussion on: How I got perfect Google Lighthouse score with Gatsby

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perpetual . education

We gotta learn more about HTTP2 !

It's important to remember that Lighthouse is not ONLY a tool to help the people but also to help Google sell you the idea of AMP pages (which are never going to take hold... but all the same). By telling you that your site isn't fast enough... they are really pushing that idea a bit far... with the goal of keeping you reliant on them. Netlify seems to be building a similar idea. How could we possibly create 100/100 HTML pages - with React? :/

Setting a reasonable performance budget is good enough. Just having a vimeo video on your site is going to knock you a little / and be out of your hands. Not all sites are markdown templates. All sites have different goals and different constraints. 100/100 is not the primary goal.

We really liked Scott Jehl's mini-course on web performance.

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Couldn't agree with you more. If I make a dynamic website, 80 ~ 90 points will be more than enough. But I wanted to make a fast static website. When you see score like 93, you want to make it 100, right?

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perpetual . education

Hey, we're super into being 100 ;)

for sure. Gotta go for the gold. But there's a lotta people who care more about that 100 than having any decent CSS / or content... and so - our comment is just a little shout-out to those people. : )