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  • # November 16, 2009 at 9:47 am

    Hi guys,

    Can someone tell me what is going on in IE7 for my two WP Sites.. +

    Both load VERY slow. I am aware there is a lot of content, but FF does just fine.. as does chrome. IE just struggles! And then is doing strange things with my latest entry.

    I DO most certainly make mistakes, so i might have made some to cause this…but none are jumping out at me? Could this be a server-side problem? Both sites are on the same server.. and its cheap hosting.

    Bit baffled. (and sorry if this is the wrong forum section!)

    Thanks guys


    # November 16, 2009 at 12:32 pm

    Both took a very long time to load for me in FF, you probably don’t notice it because you’ve cached so much of it. I’ll have a little look-see later and see if there’s any one thing that’s killing the loading.

    # November 16, 2009 at 6:15 pm

    Having had a closer look… you have some sizing problems.

    Your home page is about 2mb. That would take somebody on a 56k modem about 6min to fully load. Even on a T1 connection, due to how you have your images set up, it would take 14 seconds to retrieve them all.

    You are calling 5 external JS files and 29 images.

    At the end of the day, 2MB is just too big for a web page.

    I usually aim for about 300KB max on a page.

    # November 17, 2009 at 5:56 am


    Wel thanks for taking a look for me! Now i just need to know how i can solve this.. In IE i found that a lot of the images just wouldnt load full stop… sometime i have to refresh to page!

    I originally had the WP settings to display 10 recent entries, then i changed it to 7 yesterday; now i will change it 5! That should help a little.

    you said im loading 5 JS’… where/what are they!? i thought it was just the twitter-feed?

    Any advice is appreciated!


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