Originally Posted by alfaowner
Ok, are any broadband users still finding the site extremely slow, like pages taking a very long time to load in excess of 10 seconds, if so please state your system and explorer software and version as it seems only some users using certain software are having issues with our site.
Rest assured I wont rest until we have found the bug.
I am using BT broadband (512Kb) using IE 6 on XP professional; the site is slow.
i did the following experiment: i saved the opening page to a folder on my pc then changed the skin to AO classic and did the same. I then compared the file sizes. AO classic has fewer pictures and it loads very very fast.
the sizes of the files that i saved are as follows
webpage only 72kb
pictures and scripts 172kb
total file size 244kb
webpage only 46kb
pictures and scripts 79kb
total file size 125kb
so the first thing is that with AO modern you are downloading double the file size. but the difference in speed is more than double. the actual loading times for me this morning were AO modern 13 seconds and AO classic 3 seconds. on a dial up Idread to think what this would be like.
the issue seems to be that with AO modern when you click on a link the entire
screen is refreshed so all of the pictures are downloaded again. In most cases the pictures are the same on all pages. is it possible to add to the script that they should be taken from the local cache so that they are downloaded only once when you first log on to the site?
I shall be using AO Classic for the moment even though i prefer the look of the Modern skin.
not sure if the above helps......