About the setup:
- This is a Next.js SSR repository with three URLs – one for linaria (/linaria), one for styled components (/styled-components) and one for the css modules (/regularcss).
- All the URLs load the same component – containing 22 buttons that change their color every 1 second as the React component is rerendered (via state change).
- The styling CSS for these URLs is setup to be generated on the SSR and set internal via
<style> tag within the page’s HTML.
- The URLs are:
/linaria – the page’s styling is handled via linaria.
/styled-components – the page’s styling is handled via styled components.
/regularcss – CSS modules.
Page Loading Performance:
- The page loading test was done via WPT (Fast 3G – Virginia, US – Emulated Moto G4):
- The start render for the linaria page was 1.6s as compared to the same for styled-components at 1.5s. (Need to delve deeper to understand why.)
- The JS loaded for
/linaria is 77 kB gzipped while the same for
/styled-components is 89 kB. This difference can be attributed to the difference in the size of the two packages.
- The rerendering performance was measured by loading the page on Xiaomi Mi A2 mobile (on Chrome 94.0.4 measured via Remote Debugging devtools – Performance tab).
- The library versions for this run were – linaria 3.0, styled components 5.3.3
- The runs were undertaken 5 times and below are the median numbers:
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