Any suggestions on getting the 'first view' page speed down? The repeat view is flying, but something not right here?
How about using a Page Speeding down tool? You can also try consulting a Technical team for websites. There are a lot of affordable services out there that will do the job for you and more.
What are your thoughts on a CDN?
How can we look without knowing the url? What is the website?
Sorry, didn't look properly. Here is my opinion.
I think your first view is slower because it loads all the images. Once this is loaded it is in the cache and pages come much quicker.
I might remove the listing images on the homepage to speed it up. This should get things moving!
I did a quick test for your header grafic. I can be easily shrink down to 40 % or even less of the initial size. For the test I changed the format from gif to jpg.
There are more grafics which have very big file sizes in relation to the image sizes (e.g. for scaled_2261_120x86_DeliFrontJPG.jpg less then 10 kb are possible). Compress them with a grafics program.
Thanks for the advice Bernd.
Compare the two waterfall views, and the no. of resources downloaded:
- Initial - 36 downloaded;
- Repeat - 2 downloaded.
The difference lies in the 34 that were locally cached.