When we went to Hungary during the Christmas period last year I
bought a 1GB data plan on a prepaid card. However, soon after I
went online with my laptop the entire data allowance was used
up. Strangely, I wasn’t able to add another data package.
Instead, T-Mobile limited my internet access to 32kbps till the
end of the month.
Since there was no easy way to fix it and I had nothing critical
to do I decided to embrace the situation as an opportunity to
understand how it feels to be on a slow network most of the time.
I had already started reading the book Responsible Responsive
Design at that time anyway so I was curious.
I learned a lot from this first-hand experience. […] Here’s the
three most important things that I became aware of during this
time as a web developer.