well, I disabled everything and am using just the browser. Cleared the cache, and it still hangs too long on the white box that is the background of the posts area.
Everything else on the page usually loads up it's the white box of the background that simply hangs forever.
The posts themselves pop up right away AFAICS which means it's accessing the SQL database in a timely fashion, yes?
I've made no changes to the CSS (the image in the header was put there by simply making an image the same size, naming the same as the template had it named and overwriting the original). I added a line of code to make the header a link back to the main page, but this was happening before that.
I tried opening it on Seamonkey as well and it loads as fast as IE. (not sure if that uses the same architecture as Firefox despite being developed by the same group)
Thanks so much for any of your helps guys and girls.