Pimp that INP
Thursday, 12th October 2023
Interaction to Next Paint (INP) is a new Google Core Web Vital metric that will replace First Input Delay (FID) in March 2024. It measures the responsiveness of a web page.
What is INP?
Interaction to Next Paint (INP) is a new Google Core Web Vital metric that will replace First Input Delay (FID) in March 2024. It measures the responsiveness of a web page to a click or a touch.
Web pages should respond quickly to our interactions (when we click something with a mouse, or touch a screen), and give visual feedback. It's very frustrating when something causes a webpage to become unresponsive. With this new metric, an unresponsive web page would have a high INP score.
INP is not a measure of how long the page takes to load in, but a measure of how long it takes to get to the next page, or stage of a page, when you interact with that page. A low INP score means the time between an interaction on that page and the next frame being painted is as short as possible.
What's a Good INP Score?
- An INP below or at 200 milliseconds means that your page has good responsiveness.
- An INP above 200 milliseconds and below or at 500 milliseconds means that your page's responsiveness needs improvement.
- An INP above 500 milliseconds means that your page has poor responsiveness.
Why is this Important?
A good INP score means you're providing a seamless and responsive user experience, enhancing engagement and user satisfaction. At Edward Robertson we specialise in creating beautifully-designed web pages that score well with Google's Core Web Vitals assessments. If you want to chat please get in touch.