Web Developer? What Internet Speed?

Discussion in 'Community Discussion' started by Jezthomp, Apr 18, 2011.

  1. Jezthomp macrumors member

    Dec 6, 2010
    I just wondered what internet connection you Web Developers have?

    I currently have about about 7/8Mb/s download and manage fine with building sites, uploading downloading etc.

    I might be moving to an area which only really has 1.5/2.5Mb/s download.

    Is that usable for my job would you folk say and i'd only really notice the difference in downloading films from iTunes etc?

    But general uploading and downloading site files whilst building wouldn't be too bad?

    Any other Web Developers have a regular 1.5/2.5Mb/s speed?
  2. 7on macrumors 601


    Nov 9, 2003
    Dress Rosa
    meh you should be fine. Things would upload/download a lot slower so if you do any javascript debugging waiting for a page to load might be frustrating.

    It's really a matter of opinion though, saying I could work on those speeds doesn't necessarily mean you could. Those speeds are around, if not slightly slower than typical AT&T 3G speeds.
  3. OutThere macrumors 603


    Dec 19, 2002
    I've done basic PHP dev on dialup when necessary...it's not a dream but it's functional. Image heavy sites or anything with flash or video content would have been a problem, though.
  4. Jezthomp thread starter macrumors member

    Dec 6, 2010
    Thanks for your opinion guys, much appreciated.

    I just build HTML sites really and PHP.

    The largest thing i have to download or upload would be whole site files, will just take that bit long i suppose.

    Not the end of the world.
  5. antonio1988 macrumors newbie

    May 11, 2011
    I think it's not a big problem if you have 1.5/2.5Mb/s download);)

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