I’m excited to announce the release of the initial version of a behind-the-scenes performance enhancement we’ve been working on for a while. This way it works is it pre-processes your pages on the server before they are loaded, so that when they are loaded they load a lot faster. In addition to laying the groundwork for further improvements (as Josh has mentioned in the monthly update), there are immediate performance improvements this unlocks. This includes stuff like:
- Moving static styles for elements to a generated stylesheet
- Reducing repeated calculations for elements which are in repeating groups
- Having a faster rendering pipeline in general.
Note: These improvements do not apply to pages on the legacy responsive engine, sorry.
Since it’s a pretty large behind-the-scenes change, we’ve decided to launch it first on the experimental features panel. Please test it out in your pages before pushing anything to production.
Thanks, and happy building!