Reach [[https://wikimediafoundation.org/wiki/User:Jdlrobson | Jon Robson (jdlrobson)]] on [[https://webchat.freenode.net/?channels=wikimedia-mobile | Freenode webchat on the #wikimedia-mobile channel]].
What's the smallest-possible-but-still-usable page that we can deliver to the user?
MobileFrontend has a whole bunch of rich features and more keep getting added every sprint. The Mobile Web team does a good job of deferring loading resources until we absolutely have to, but I think that we could do more.
Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to help produce a patch that'll trim as much of the fat as aggressively as possible.
(https://gerrit.wikimedia.org/r/#/c/187062) could be a starting point for this project. It simply limits the response to the lead section of the article. From here we could:
* figure out the minimum set of styles to deliver
* replace images with tappable placeholders