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why is my homepage loading so slow?

  • # October 14, 2009 at 11:42 am

    Hello

    Is there any way to make my page load faster?

    My nav-bar is made out of 4 png8 images that work as CSS sprites. I start my Jquery slideshow with a 8kb image. And I have some text. It doesn’t seem too be that much, but it still seem slow and clunky.

    http://www.simontornby.dk/detour/omfilmen.html

    thanks.
    Simon

    # October 14, 2009 at 12:13 pm

    Very easy:

    You have 3mb of images loading on your homepage in that slideshow. All of the images are loading before other things show.

    # October 14, 2009 at 12:40 pm

    Thanks

    Is it possible to control what loads first on a page?
    If I could load the navbar and the text before the slideshow that would work much better. Otherwise I will just cut down on the amount of images in the slideshow…

    /Simon

    # October 14, 2009 at 12:43 pm

    You don’t need to cut down on the amount of images, you simply need to cut down on the size of the images. They average to be about 150KB each. They probably don’t need to be more than 30-40kb total.

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