If we look at the history of Internet, the average size of a web page has increased by more than five times since 2003. The average size of a webpage used to be about 93.7 KB in 2003 while now it is about 507 KB. Doing the maths, we get around 5.4 times increment in the size of a webpage. When the data as of now was evaluated with that of 1995, a whopping 35 times increment in size was seen for a single web page. This is just about size. The web components have tremendously increased in the recent years and since 2003, the average number of objects per page has more than doubled.
Due to the increase in size of webpages and the increase in use of external objects, users who are still on lower speed connections are suffering a slack in loading time. But for the broadband users, the average download time has decreased to 2.33 seconds from 2.8 seconds. The average number of HTML elements per page has also doubled from 281 to 592.6 elements per page.
The most popular websites have also grown in size. The thousand most popular websites grew by from 250KB to 310 KB within an ear during 2006-2007, that is, from 250K to 310.4K. This amounts to nearly 24% increment.
A study on the author revealed changes conducted in 2007 suggested that despite the popularity of CSS among designers, 68% webpages still use tables and 32.8% use font tags for styling layouts.
But nothing can beat, the speedy increase in the use of multimedia on sites, regarding the growth size of the web pages . The use of multiemedia is growing by 100% each year. From 2000 to 2005, it increased by 600%.