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show user profile  PS3D
Hi again,

I've just recently updated my version of Wordpress, and now I'm concerned that my home page is taking ages to load. It may just be my crap internet connection though..

Could someone please tell me how long it takes for the visuals to load on the home page?
on my computer it seems to take in excess of 10 seconds, which isn't good!



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10/21/2014 4:27:49 PM (last edit: 10/21/2014 4:27:49 PM)
show user profile  3joez
No it's fine, it's fast. Nice renders!
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10/21/2014 4:38:34 PM (last edit: 10/21/2014 4:38:34 PM)
show user profile  PS3D
Thanks for the reply 3joez. Must be just my internet speed. Cheers!

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10/22/2014 10:06:11 AM (last edit: 10/22/2014 10:06:11 AM)
show user profile  Setherial
awesome site man, excellent work, runs fast

what wordpress theme did you use, I want it myself :)
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10/22/2014 10:25:40 AM (last edit: 10/22/2014 10:25:58 AM)
show user profile  ScotlandDave
Yeah it`s good.

I think what you are having issues with is the gallery on the front page. What it`s doing is pre-loading all of the images ( which are quite big ) before displaying anything. This only took say 4 seconds at my end but there are ways of getting around that. One way is display the first image `behind` the gallery as part of the actual webpage so that it shows up pretty much straight away and is then overlayed by the gallery when it finishes loading..

Website | Blog | Contact | Vimeo

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10/22/2014 11:54:00 AM (last edit: 10/22/2014 11:54:00 AM)
show user profile  PS3D
Thanks for the comments guys. Glad to know it's running ok.

Setherial - I think it was called 'Raw' If you do a google i'm sure you'll find it.


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10/23/2014 3:39:42 PM (last edit: 10/23/2014 3:39:42 PM)
show user profile  STRAT
Great site, awesome works. Runs a treat on an ipad.


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11/1/2014 9:45:59 AM (last edit: 11/1/2014 9:45:59 AM)
show user profile  joelr

it runs OK, but i don't think there is a reason for the images to be this big.
you have an image 1200x900 pixel that is almost 1mb.
im sure that if you take your images into Photoshop and try reducing your quality, you will get much better image size with not so much quality degradation.
I gave it a try and reduced it to 134kb, with just a bit image quality loss:

on my WordPress website i made sure that all the images even though they are 1920x1080 size, don't be more then 100kb each.
this will make sure your site will load quicker.


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11/1/2014 11:46:16 AM (last edit: 11/1/2014 11:46:16 AM)
show user profile  PS3D
Joel - i didnt realise they were so big! will try reducing them down in size...

thanks again guys..

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11/1/2014 11:48:27 AM (last edit: 11/1/2014 11:48:27 AM)
show user profile  joelr
also if you are running google analytics on your website (always advised), i suggest you go into
behavior/ site speed / speed suggestions, and it will show you each of your websites pages, how fast it is, and it gives you suggestion on how to improve your page speed.
there were a few things in there that i didnt know, so its worth it....

good luck,

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11/1/2014 2:51:38 PM (last edit: 11/1/2014 2:51:38 PM)
show user profile  Nik Clark
About 8 seconds with my home broadband (2-5mbit).

Also. Damn, you are good.

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11/1/2014 8:59:52 PM (last edit: 11/1/2014 8:59:52 PM)
show user profile  Mr_Stabby
around 3 seconds on 300mbit interweb, considering its 6x800kb images, it should be ~0.12 seconds but then again.. it takes youtube like 10 seconds to load all its images on its main page.

I checked your page in firebug - the main reason for the slowness is the sheer amount of requests (48). Since browsers are typically limited to 6 connections per domain, your page has to queue 8 requests for each connection. Each of those takes ~100ms in latency + 50-500ms server side.

While 48 is rather typical for a page these days, you can optimize it down a lot (1 for all js, 1 for all css, 1 for all ui images, 6 more for the gallery images). js and css is easy - just copy paste all the stuff into one file and done (or use one of the plethora of optimization tools on the interwebs). Images take a bit more work since they need to be sliced on client side but there are scripts for that floating around too. With those steps i could view your page in under 500ms

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11/1/2014 10:08:32 PM (last edit: 11/1/2014 10:32:17 PM)
show user profile  PS3D
Thanks Mr.Stabby. I wish I knew what you were talking about! Haha!
I'm afraid I'm not very literate when it comes to web code, etc.
Is it possible you could try and explain it in simple terms for me please?!

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11/2/2014 9:25:00 AM (last edit: 11/2/2014 9:25:00 AM)
show user profile  FX
Wowsie, blown away by the quality of those renders, outstanding work.
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11/2/2014 11:34:15 AM (last edit: 11/2/2014 11:34:15 AM)
show user profile  Mr_Stabby
>> simple terms

every time you visit a web page, the page first loads the html and then makes requests to fill the content described in the html. This includes all javascript, css, image and whatever other files. When unoptimized, each file is one request.

Javascript and css don't care what file they are in as long as the code appears in the same order. That is why you can take all you're .js and .cs files and copy/paste them into the same file following the order described in your index or whatever page. This will decrease the request count by a few dozens at least. There are also automatic tools for this (i don't know any specific ones since i don't use them) and some servers support doing this automatically at serve time (IIS for example).

Same goes for images, except those are a bit trickier to pack together. You'd want to make a sort of sprite list image, like you see in oldschool 2d games. Then offset/cut/crop in either CSS or JS depending on how much dynamic stuff you need.

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11/3/2014 9:41:48 AM (last edit: 11/3/2014 9:41:48 AM)
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