I'm using a slideshow from nextgen gallery on my landing page - it takes minutes until the page is loaded. Using FireBug I found out that he "blocks" rendering the page until every single image is loaded.
I reduced the amount of images from 50 to 20 an now it's much faster but still takes about 20sec which is quite too much. When I tried to remove the slider completely (or when I checked some content sites without any slideshow) the page is really fast too.
Thanks in advance!