I’ve got a question about the reported load times, start rendering time, document completed time and fully loaded time related to user experience.
Our norm for “page load time” is 4 seconds meaning that a user should see the page within 4 seconds.
A lot of our sites are reported as much slower in web page test. Here is an example: http://www.webpagetest.org/result/110124_88_1DBB/
When we actually load these pages on our computers the pages seem to be really fast (try it yourself).
So I am assuming that reported times in webpagetest are not accurate with regard to “user percieve load time”. Am I right?