Currently we use the course format Topics, 'show all sections'.
This link suggests 'show one section' will have a significant positive impact on page load times. in addition this page suggests keeping Blocks to an absolute minimum will also have a significant positive impact.
Can other Moodlers confirm this? It makes sense to me that showing less content will load faster but I was wondering if anyone else tried measuring the impact?
I'm trying to make a case for the 'show one section' setting, performance will be my main argument. Can other course designers chime in, is this course layout considered better design as well? With very long pages with lots of Topics and activities/resources it would be easier to scan the page (less clutter), how about shorter pages, with say 10 Topics and 3-4 activities/resources per topic, do designers still recommend it under those circumstances?
Moodle 2.7.8 environment, theme essential, windows server