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Is a 33k page "heavy"? (14 posts)

  1. guillaumeb
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    My blog homepage weights 33k, that's what I view in the page options

    I don't understand the fact that some sites bearing graphical ads like Techcrunch have a start page that is only 10k how do they do that?

    thanks

  2. Nicki Faulk
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Hi, no need to post twice, just please be patient when waiting for someone to get to your question. :)

    What's your site URL?

  3. chaaban
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    no 33 kb is not a lot , 33 kb will load in a few second on a modem ... and most people have cable or dsl these days ...

    techcrunch have more than 10kb start page ...

  4. ganges
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Ah, if it is "all weights" with background graphics and attached scripts - You are Happy Man :)

    But if it is pure HTML weight of Your frontpage, i think it only acceptable. And in this case You may want to turn on Gzip compression via admin panel in reading options

  5. ladydelaluna
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    If you're talking about the site in your profile, it loaded for me in: 0.437 seconds (as stated at the footer of your site)

    That's superspeed, actually.

    33kb for a whole page isn't heavy at all - I've created sites with a header image that was 33k and load super fast.

  6. guillaumeb
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Hi thanks for replying

    Yeh i'm talking about my profile website, guillaumeb.com

    I thought Techcrunch was heavier but when you look at the page options in Firefox by right-clicking the page, it says it weights 10k.
    I'm not sure what part it is analyzing.
    I was wondering where was the logic behind that...

  7. guillaumeb
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    I think it's the HTML, not sure

  8. rodeohk
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Your site takes about a half-minute to load on dial-up.

    (Yup, still have it). =)

  9. guillaumeb
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    damned!

  10. drmike
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Blinks into existance on a pair of OC-192s though. :)

    33k would be more like 10 seconds min. on a dial up.

    The header image is 15kb of that. That's half of it right there.

  11. digitalfrog
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Something is wrong with what Firefox reports, or I read it wrong.

    It reports 44.48 KB on my front webpage, and I know for a fact that at least one image is over 100K alone.

    I assume the 44K of Firefox exclude images, and is not a real representation of the 'load' of a page.

    Ralph

  12. drmike
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Says 33k for me in IE. I also used the Page Size test over at seochat. It says it includes images.

    It's the Javascripts.

    prototype.js - 47kb
    lightbox.js - 21kb

    I reran the test here

  13. digitalfrog
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Many thanks for this link. My frontpage is close to 1mb !
    I have quite a lot of pictures of course as this is a photoblog, but still.... this analysis tool is a gem !

    Thanks.

    Ralph
    --
    http://www.digitalfrog.nl [NSFW]

  14. guillaumeb
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    thanks for the link as well, I'll try to reduce the banner part then.

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