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12-10-2003, 07:07 PM
I'm new to web design, and I'm looking at page loading and how to "speed my site up" for dial-up customers. Any suggestions, tips or reccomendations?? Thank You!
12-10-2003, 08:12 PM
loading time doesn't seem to be too bad.
your pictures, I noticed are gif's ...
Normally with photos, it's best to save/export as jpg's. usually the file size will be smaller
12-21-2003, 02:10 AM
according to watson.addy.comyour 140Kb page will load in 40 sec. at 56K (in a perfect world). what are they saying...you loose half your viewers after 9 seconds? something like that.
1. you could group each type of exercise equip. in to one link/picture to take your customer to a page with more detail.
2. your button-links shouldn't be more than 2-3Kb.
another good webpage evaluator is netmechanic.com
12-21-2003, 02:50 AM
Well, the page loads ok. The one feature that
would improve the loading and the site in general
is changing the navigation.
Right now you are using a single graphic of all
your menu "buttons". That single graphic (at 16.4Kb)
must load before the viewer cna see where to go,
and there is no mouseover "feedback" to the viewer.
I suggest making a real navigation menu of individual
buttons (if you like) or even just text links -
however, with a mouseover effect (so the viewer knows
where they are).
Some great navigation menus can be done with CSS.
See www.newbedfordhomes.com for an example of a
simple but effective menu. Or, it could be as simple
as having text links on a colored background (to
define the navingation area).
12-26-2003, 10:17 AM
Your site loaded well considering the number of images...but then, I didn't try opening it from my dial up.
One suggestion, if I may... when mousing over your images, the alt tags are showing code - looks like you need to put some end quotes in it.
I also agree that some real simple CSS can give you a nice effect on your nav bar with a mouse-over change.
12-28-2003, 11:25 AM
Knowing how to compress images is a fundamental web design skill and never save any of your images in gif. That is for the web and for the print media always go for tiff images.
All your images are fine and the layouts are okay and you will know integrate this web site into your business objectives.