It is quite common for someone to browse web with multiple tabs or its very rare to see people using browser with single Tab. We open different websites in multiple tabs and tend to switch between them based on our interest at that point of time.
It is important for a web developer to consider this behavior of the user especially when you are designing a web application that include processor and memory intensive content like Image Scrollers, Animations, Ajax Polling etc. All these things eat your system resources that can be better utilized elsewhere if your web page isn’t using them when it is not visible. Continue reading