I searched for what is the size of an ip packet? and it turned up that the maximum IP packet length is 65535 bytes. I’ll have to do more reading to learn about what size packets are commonly used and supported.
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I found this article (Some Guidelines for Determining Web Page and File Size) today which talks about the average size of HTML and other files on the web. According the article (and I’m not clear how they got their data) the average HTML file is 25k, JPEG 11.9k, GIF 2.9k, PNG 14.5k, SWF 32k, external scripts 11.2k and external CSS 17k with the average total size of a web page being 130k. Interesting stuff. Particularly that scripts are typically 11.2k given that jQuery is 90k.
So many pros and cons, and it’s all hypothetical… what I really need is data. Anyway, I don’t have data, nor do I really have the tools to get it. So given that I have to fly in the dark, here’s my plan:
Example database field/column lengths
I’m always wondering how big I should make my database columns. I put together a simple PHP script which demonstrates the sizes of various strings which is handy as a reference when thinking about how big you should make your fields.