What is more efficient? Popup or load new page?

I feel like the obvious answer is a popup is more efficient, because one less HTTP request, right?

However, the popup all still has to load from the first page load.

Is there really much difference?

Making choices now that may affect speed later so I’m trying the design things with that in mind.


Experience wise for the user having the info in a popup would be faster, extra content can make page load slightly longer, but it’s only an issue when you’ve got a ton of heavy elements

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Popups will be fine, just make sure you’re not storing lots of data on them as oftentimes that’ll be loaded on page load. To avoid this, you can make data sources empty and only fill them when a condition is true (e.g the popup is visible)

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