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Site displays incorrectly & very slow in I.E.
Site displays incorrectly & very slow in I.E.

 5:26 pm on Feb 13, 2012 (gmt 0)


I have built a small website for a client in wordpress [aptstudios.co.uk...]

It displays fine for me in all browsers and also loads ok in all browsers. But when the client views it on his PC in I.E. 8 I believe it takes ages to load compared with Chrome and Firefox and also one of the portfolio images on the front page is misaligned. I have seen it in action myself and it is a real issue but have looked at it on a number of other machines and it is fine. The client says it is also problematic on a couple of other machines but unfortunately I can't replicate the issue and therefore can't get to the bottom of the problem.

I would appreciate anyones feedback on this point and also if you are experiencing problems with it could you let me know browser version and operating system etc



 6:19 pm on Feb 16, 2012 (gmt 0)

I only noticed a slight (0.5 second) delay in IE 8 compared to FF, Chrome, Opera and Safari.

Page has 3 validation errors but they seem insignificant to loading.

A quick check at GTMetrix (Page Speed, YSlow! & timeline) showed many opportunities for speed improvement. I'd be concerned about the lengthy blocking as it's adding a lot to the page load time (2.2 seconds).


 11:36 am on Feb 17, 2012 (gmt 0)

You have various side resources that don't exist. What's worse is the site returns a 404 custom page for each of these requests which leads to a complete theme rendering.

When I tested it here, it takes nearly 10secs to fully load the home page.


 12:00 pm on Feb 20, 2012 (gmt 0)


thanks for that. Could you let me know what you are using to show the side resources that don't exist please.


 12:20 pm on Feb 20, 2012 (gmt 0)

I use a customized spider that can check the headers and requests from links found, images and other resources in a page.

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