Can I get some of you to just quickly test this funky site?

Discussion in 'Web Design and Development' started by Killyp, Jul 16, 2006.

  1. Killyp macrumors 68040

    Killyp

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    Hi there!

    I've just recently updated my website (big time) with a friend...

    We didn't use any templates or anything at all, EVERYTHING was designed from scratch! :)


    But there is one problem. The site runs beautifully smoothly on my dad's Dell laptop, but on my (ten times the spec) MacBook Pro, it runs very jerkily...

    The address is www.s-f-a.co.nr so you can have a look. Can you tell me if it runs fast or slowly for you? It's when you click NEXT on the news section, and it seems to be something to do with the amount of text on the page. The less there is, the faster it runs...
     
  2. neocell macrumors 65816

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    It's a bit funky. On my PB the first couple of news page transfers are slow, and the last one (with no text on it) is very fast.
     
  3. Killyp thread starter macrumors 68040

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    Cool. Also, there is a Feature Index. Use the Dock style toolbar at the top to select it. It works in the same way as the News reader, but has flashes instead of News. Could some people have a flick through that too and see if that runs well or not?
     
  4. UKnjb macrumors 6502a

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    Just tried to load it and ----- everything has just hung around your site. Maybe a problem with your server/hoster? I'll try again later and see what's what. :confused:
     
  5. JosiahPB macrumors regular

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    So those aren't the cartoons I used to watch, but the site seems pretty nice to me.
     
  6. dornoforpyros macrumors 68040

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    you must have done something funky with the HTML. I took a quick peek at the source code and I couldn't find anything.

    But running it through the W3C Validator brings up a whole mess of errors.
     
  7. Killyp thread starter macrumors 68040

    Killyp

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    Like overlapping layers etc...

    Yeh we know! :p We don't care! It's worked on every browser we've tried, although people with older versions of flash have problems with the Dock style bar being really jumpy, and the text appearing bloated.

    Any idea why it might run slowly on my MBP then? It seems to be the less text there is on the news reader, the faster it runs when you click View Old News Items>...
     
  8. dornoforpyros macrumors 68040

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    You don't care? then why did you come into this forum asking for help? Or were you just fishing for compliments on your site using "help me" as a trap to get people to visit? :rolleyes:
     
  9. lexus macrumors 68000

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    The website looks as if it was designed in 1996 the only cool part is the dock thing which is probably a premade template.
     
  10. kaboutertje macrumors regular

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    I agree with Lexus, my eyes are bleeding atm..

    But the site loads a bit weird too, though I guess that's just how you programmed it. I would like everything to appear instantly (or close to that), but instead it has to load that dock template thingy first :). Once it is loaded it is running ok though (as in not choppy or anything).

    Don't think I'm bashing your site now though, just try to make some changes (starting with the color scheme).

    Did you make the animations on your site btw? Cause they are actually quite nice.
     
  11. Chacala_Nayarit macrumors 6502

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  12. ironic23 macrumors 6502

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    Seems to run fine on my MBP. No slow-downs or anything.
     
  13. Lixivial macrumors 6502a

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    Speed-wise the header takes a long time to load and moving between news pages is fairly slower than I'd expect, but I chalk that up to the slide animation. The feature index is very slow and takes a long time to load the thumbnails.

    I've encountered a few bugs and pet peeves, but I will refrain from mentioning them as you explicitly asked for a "quick test on speed performance." :)
     
  14. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    Sorry...I have to agree. The blue/green color scheme is painful. The dock icons look funny when they're not magnified (they need to be anti-aliased). And no one really says "funky" and means a good thing. :eek: ;) :D

    The flash animations *are* very cute though. Very nicely done. So I like the content a lot.

    As far as loading goes... it actually runs reasonably on my iBook G4. :eek: When it does hang, it seems to be a loading issue more than the ability of my computer to run your site....
     
  15. lexus macrumors 68000

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    Anyone know a buggest webpage of the year I can enter it into?
     

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