pageoneresults - 2:24 pm on Mar 14, 2011 (gmt 0)
Some sites are so bloated they take just as long to load.
I see that quite a bit these days and I'm running 6 down 1 up. I SHOULDN'T notice any delays with most websites but I do. Then I take a look at the makeup of those documents and find out why.
200+ http requests
100+ images (60 in CSS)
1MB+ total file sizes
I still hear clients today use the justification that if "they don't have broadband yet" then our content probably does not appeal to them. That's just wrong to think that way. Even though one may have broadband, when your documents are fat like the above example, your site is still slow. Just imagine what it is like for someone who has broadband but is only getting 1 down or less.