On Mobile, Data URIs are 6x Slower than Source Linking (New Research) | Mobify | Ayantek's User Experience Design Digest | Scoop.it

As a web developer, you're likely well aware that a key rule to high performance web design is to make fewer HTTP requests — especially on smartphones, where high latencies are the norm.

You may also know that data URIs have long been considered a web performance best practice for reducing these requests.