My mobile contract is expiring soon, so I went online and checked the different mobile companies for their offerings. All of these sites have a page where you get an overview of all the different phone models available. One one page I noticed that the list of phones started with an empty grid – and then – slowly – images appeared and after that some overlay information on the phone itself was added (such as a link on the facebook, msn or skype page of the phone manufacturer). From a time perspective it took about 2 seconds till I saw something on the page, after 4 got to see the empty grid and after 15 seconds everything was loaded. That made me curious about the internals of that page.
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