Posts Tagged ‘slow’

maybank2u slow for the masses

When I blogged about maybank2u 2.0, I also mentioned that loading the site was an issue.

before after % increase
148KB 196KB 32%
41 HTTP requests 61 HTTP requests 49%
5.47s 10.68s 95%

It seems they launched the site, and its now slow as. slowarse
Our service is currently unavailable.
Please try again later

More HTTP requests… longer load times… its almost impossible to login. And when you do, you see the above.

Its a better design. The UI rocks. But you got to scale the site, dear. With all that increases, you got to increase capacity. Lets hope these teething problems disappear (I don’t know when the site got launched, been away these past few days).

Funnily enough, I was awakened by my dad, who’s pretty tech-savvy, to tell me that the website had changed, and he couldn’t find the login button. I wonder how many people were so used to the old UI, which said “login” on the left hand side-bar, that now they’ve got to look at the top-right hand spot. Little UI changes… can potentially cause big panics!

Update: Classic Maybank2u is still available in the meantime. Its still Web 1.0-ish, but its familiar. Good luck to the M2U team in scaling M2U 2.0!