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September 25, 2016

Enabled Items vs The Competition – Load Times

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We’re tired of low quality items trying to challenge our work with words. Everyone can create a mobile item from scratch, there are plenty of frameworks out there, but having “The Fastest” and “The Best” are reserved for those who custom build their own and know every nook and cranny of it and how to make it perfect and easy to use and customize! In this post, we flex our items with our competition!

Introducing our Fighter

In this scenario, we decided to show off our most powerful item, and by powerful, we’re not referring to the skeleton, just the menu and that’s it. We selected an item from ThemeForest, used it’s Homepage and ran with that. So did we for our competitors. We chose Sidebars 3D to represent us!

Now, keep in mind. Sidebars has over 100 pages in it, a lot of CSS, 8 Navigation Styles, PLUS, CSS3 3D Sidebars. So you’d imagine there’s a lot of code that can go wrong and can bring us to shame if we didn’t properly optimize it!

Introducing our Competitors Fighters

Well, at least, trying to. As we don’t believe in destroying someone just for trying, and as we do like competition, we’ll leave our competitors nameless. As a hint. They all build ThemeForest items, they all compete with us in the mobile category, and all their items were released around the same time as Sidebars, and we used the same criteria of selection. The Homepage.


All our competitors bring items built with online famous frameworks, there are only a few available and having only 7 challengers, these use all of them, some are repeated, some are note. It’s not our duty to bash the frameworks as they are quite good to a certain extent, but when it comes to delivering stock content, they severely lack the quality of a custom coded framework.

All the items presented in the graph shamelessly copy  try to offer the same amount of features we do, and the same amount of pages we do at a similar standard.

All the items presented have the same claim. That their mobile item is the fastest, best looking item out there.

So, how can we put this to rest and find out which is the best? Well, there are a few pages out there that for a few bucks provide you with a great statistic on what you claim. And stats don’t lie!

The Stats!


Let’s start with understanding what the score is comprised of. Each item is rigorously tested for JavaScript Optimization, Image Optimization, CSS Quality, Image Dimensions, avoiding useless requests, avoiding redirects, avoiding inline CSS or JS, using proper caching techniques and many, many many more aspects that an end user doesn’t even know exist, copycats competitor either!

Translating the Stats

Sidebars – Stats

Our item, Sidebars, loads in 0.5 Seconds, an insanely fast time due to all the soft and hard optimizations the item goes through. All the code is built up to standards, with simple and easy to use classes, no extra spaces, no useless code tags, nothing that will confuse you or your browser. This gives it a 94/100 general score.

Competitors 1 , 3 , 4

Using simple pages, with nothing complex on the front page, beside a image slider and a text, these pages fail to load with marks below 70 points. Poorly optimized code, classes that are redundant, code that is confusing, lots of spaces, poorly optimized images, a lot of useless requests, and redundant framework code.

Competitors 2, 6, 7

These guys became a bit creative and decided to build their pages in a very similar style with our own, gallery on the front page, staff , image slider, and so on, yet the amount of pointless code that goes in each is ridiculous even for a newbie to understand. Again, requests piling up on one another, redundant code from the framework, images that are nothing close to being optimized or optimized to the point of pixelation… and the list continues!

Competitor 5

We left this competitor at the end of the list, because his page uses the most powerful framework built by the biggest web company in the world, and we were absolutely surprised to see it failed to match up to our item, and for a few good reasons. It uses 2 colors on the entire homescreen, 3 images in a slider, and some text. And that’s absolutely it! Looking behind the scenes it was immediately clear why.  Ridiculous amounts of callbacks to links, external stylesheets, external scripts, and very poorly optimized code!


But, online frameworks are the best! They have an entire team behind them!

I’m not saying they aren’t great! I had the chance to work with a few and I was surprised to see that they actually work great, but it takes a bit more than that to be able to sell stock items, items that will change to suit different needs.

So I shouldn’t buy from your competition? You’re just advertising!

We’re not saying you shouldn’t, go right ahead, that’s why they’re called competitors. We like them and they constantly keep us on our feet with new and revolutionary code techniques to keep your mobile page blazing fast. But remember! The slower the page, the more visitors you will lose!

Why is your framework faster than everyone else?

We don’t use redundant code. Most frameworks give you a giant CSS file and a giant JS file with a million things in them, things that you may or may never use. We build for flexibility, because we cater to a large mass of people, we think of their ideas first. How flexible is our product? How easy is it to edit? How fast can a use update an element? After keeping these things in mind we build a element. Then we optimize the code to the point where only the most important, customizable, easy to read, use and edit code is left. No stone is left unturned until we can guarantee there’s no better way of building that element.

But you use plugins too!

Of course we do, there are some plugins that are built by developers with our mindset. Ease of use, and quality of code. We love those developers and give them props in each of our items. Furthermore, we always optimize their code as well if possible, to further improve the speed!

But your competitions frameworks are application ready!

Not really. Every item in the world is application ready if you read PhoneGap’s FAQ and Cordova’s FAQ as they work with any HTML, CSS and JS item that is properly optimized and built. We lost track of the amount of support messages and tickets we got with the following message ” I uploaded XXXX item from XXXX author on the AppStore and got rejected, will yours get too if I convert it ? ” . The answer is simple. Our items don’t get rejected after being converted to applications for one simple reason. Applications built with PhoneGap and Cordova use WebView. A system that is accepted by the AppStore and PlayStore under one circumstance, proper code optimization. And we took care of that, while our competitors didn’t due to the insane amount of redundant code from their free online frameworks. Resulting in them being unable to know what needs to be removed, because they didn’t build it!

But I’ll edit your item, it will no longer work that fast after I’m done!

Yes it will. As long as your images are optimized and you follow the documentation structure, there’s literally nothing you can break! We made absolutely sure of that. We cater specifically to users that purchase stock, that was our main concern!

I have more questions!

Ask them away in the section below, and we’ll answer each and everyone of them!

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