I think it would be interesting to get an idea of what the internet connection speeds are like for CSS-Tricks readers. Connection speed makes such a huge difference in the web browsing experience I hope that getting an understanding of what speeds people are getting will help us all kind that in mind when working on websites.
So go test your speed right now (Download Speed) and pick the most appropriate answer in the poll (in the sidebar). If a mobile device is your main connection, test that, otherwise use your main home/work connection.
That’s “Megabits per second.” Somehow this has become the standard for measuring internet connection speed. Personally, I think this is insane. People understand the size of digital things in bytes, kilobytes, megabytes, gigabytes, and terabytes. Yet instead of using these common sizes that everyone understands, we use the “bit” versions of those, which are are 8x larger numbers. Because:
8 “Megabits” == 1 “Megabyte”
Let’s stick with “Mbps” since that’s what the speed tester reports.
Full, real time results for this poll and all post polls are in the polls archive.