Good Morning all!
I've encountered a bit of a problem and after hours of searching, haven't found any solutions. Here are the basic details:
I am currently running the Quintus theme v1.2.2 on http://blog.deremerstudios.com and have been encountering issues with load time. Part of the issue is my hosting provider (Hostway) which is affecting load time across my wordpress sites, but what is really hurting my load time with my blog is seen at the following link: http://tools.pingdom.com/fpt/#!/c9Na3Q/blog.deremerstudios.com.
It appears that WordPress is directing the site to load the file quintus.css, however that file does not exist (I checked my original download of the theme and there is no such file). This is causing delays between .8 seconds and 20+ seconds on the load time, as none of the images load until the quintus.css querry times out (not sure if times out is the right term, but bascically, nothing else happens until the server stops trying to find the file). I have searched in my theme files to determine what file is trying to load quintus.css, but with no luck.
So, I had a few questions that I would love some help on!
1) Is the file in fact missing, or am I not understanding how CSS works or something (is it perhaps a file that is generated each time, but not present in the actual file system)?
2) If it is missing, is there any way to determine and then change the site to not call on that file?
3) If it isn't in fact a missing file, but is working correctly, is there any way to speed it up or at least even it out? And as a followup, why would there be such a wide swing in performance from .8 seconds to 20+ seconds in the loading of that file?
Thanks for the help!