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Webpage Size...
Making my page load faster...
ExtremeExports




msg:959356
 11:16 pm on Dec 26, 2002 (gmt 0)

I am trying to reduce the size of my webpage to the minimal. I have tried taking out all images that aren't necessary. I am really trying to cut back. It is very frustrating and I really want my page to load faster, so I don't lose any potential customers. Does anyone have any suggestions. I've reduced image size, tried keeping the page as simple as possible, but my page still has a size of 90KB. Any help will be GREATLY appreciated!
BTW: This is the best webforum I've ever been to. Everyone here has so much knowledge!

 

jdMorgan




msg:959386
 2:21 am on Jan 2, 2003 (gmt 0)

ExtremeExports,

Holy Moley - You sure did speed that page up!

Good job!

Jim

pageoneresults




msg:959387
 2:49 am on Jan 2, 2003 (gmt 0)

I'll agree with the Holey Moley bit. He even stripped out the mstheme, thats impressive. Still got some more to go, but that is an excellent start. These tags here...

style="BORDER-COLLAPSE: collapse

...will cause all sorts of cross browser problems. I'd do a Find and Replace and strip them out. There will also be a color associated with that border-collapse, strip those too.

ExtremeExports




msg:959388
 3:04 am on Jan 2, 2003 (gmt 0)

>>I'll agree with the Holey Moley bit. He even stripped out the mstheme, thats impressive. Still got some more to go, but that is an excellent start. These tags here... <<

Thanks so much! By the way, that He is a She...:-)
I will get right to stripping out the border collapse. Just out of curiosity what kind of browser problems could it cause?

--Extreme

ExtremeExports




msg:959389
 3:11 am on Jan 2, 2003 (gmt 0)

One last thing. I can't seem to identify the color that is associated with the border collapse tag....
I've stripped the border collapse. Just don't know about the color.

ExtremeExports




msg:959390
 3:16 am on Jan 2, 2003 (gmt 0)

Nevermind the last question I understand what you mean now. Sorry.

jdMorgan




msg:959391
 3:22 am on Jan 2, 2003 (gmt 0)

By the way, that He is a She

A perennial problem with "nicknames"... :)

I'll defer to others on your CSS questions, but I just wanted you to know that the improvement over my internet connection was HUGE... I use a satellite to connect, which is very high-speed, but very long-delay also. It's really great for downloading huge files (like the latest M$ IE security patches), but is very slow when the the page loaded makes many subsequent requests for images, scripts, etc. So the difference I saw between the old and the new was about ten-to-one speed-wise. The old design took about 12 seconds to finish loading completely, the new one was ... BANG! - There.

By carefully selecting your font faces, sizes, and colors, you should be able to recover some of the "look and feel" of the original design. Remember that any image that you re-use repeatedly usually only has to be loaded once by the user's browser, and is then cached locally and not-re-requested from the 'net - so things like your nav bar arrows won't hurt you too much if all you use is one arrow common to all links.

But anyway, now the page is as fast as the product, so Bravo!

Jim

pageoneresults




msg:959392
 3:38 am on Jan 2, 2003 (gmt 0)

Thanks so much! By the way, that He is a She...:-)

Uh-hum, excuse me Ma'am! ;)

That tag looks like this in its entirety...

style="border-collapse: collapse" bordercolor="#111111"

P.S. It chokes NN4.x and will produce unexpected results in other browsers besides IE.

AmericanBulldog




msg:959393
 3:52 am on Jan 2, 2003 (gmt 0)

I had downloaded the dreamweaver MX trial version and spent a few hours with it, to make a long story short, it had me stumped.

I think it is the direction I need to go in to build new sites and support a large existing site, what are the best online tutorials or books you know about to learn dreamweaver?

Thanks.

g1smd




msg:959394
 10:24 pm on Jan 3, 2003 (gmt 0)

Did anyone mention to finally run the pages through:

[validator.w3.org...] to check the HTML for any typos, nesting errors, and unclosed tags (even the most careful person might have a typo or two in the code).

[jigsaw.w3.org...] to check the CSS is all present and correct.

This will also highlight some of the browser specific issues, which you may choose to fix.
[Ignore this comment if you already did this, noted here mainly for future readers of this thread]

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