Msg#: 3719040 posted 3:03 am on Aug 9, 2008 (gmt 0)
I've run a few tests to look into page loading and I'm having a bit of trouble attributing some of the results..
I've got a relatively small file size overall, relatively small images, a reasonable decent dedicated server (P4 3.0Ghz).. but the page load time of the core html page is really long. I don't have many external scripts and the DB can't really be having an impact. Any ideas on what could be causing this? Also what seems a bit rubbish is that all the images arenít then downloaded in parallel, but in batches...
Would be grateful if anyone knows anything about this, and has any ideas..
Msg#: 3719040 posted 8:50 am on Aug 9, 2008 (gmt 0)
The only way to diagnose any problem of this sort is to make two copies of the page. In each copy, comment out different halves of the code. Hopefully, one copy will load as expected and one copy will load slowly. However, if both load slowly, you will need to reduce one down until full speed is achieved. You can then "home in" on the problem.
Msg#: 3719040 posted 5:10 pm on Aug 12, 2008 (gmt 0)
Thanks guys - I'm building a test sheet to effectively break down all the possibilities, will report back here when all tests completed.
In answer to your questions SEOMike, no flash or Java, not dynamically generated, all the pages load slowly, and I haven't tried disabling scripts yet.
Two of my concerns were the server and the location of the server. The audience is UK based, but server is on West Coast of the US. I've tested on different servers (in UK and US) now and the loading is fairly similar. So those things ruled out.
I've still got four javasrcipt files being called from the top of the page, and a design which includes both tables and divs. Going to sort these things out next and see what effect is.
Likewise, will get my images called from somewhere else to set up more connections.