First Meaningful Paint

May 18, 2017

If you wonder what the first meaningful paint is, I highly recommend watching the talk from Patrick Hamann speaking at London CSS in April, 2017.

[...] There's a new collection of metrics that are starting to arrive that focus purely on user experience.

To put it simply, first meaningful paint is the time when a page's primary content, so the thing the user came here for, appeared on the screen.