Basic Dreamweaver site, loading really slow help needed

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  1. rema macrumors regular

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    Basic Dreamweaver site, site loading really slow help needed

    Hey everyone need a bit of technical help I basically made my first site a few weeks ago and uploaded it but realised it behaviors (loads) rather slow and it’s a basic Dreamweaver portfolio site I used the image swap function so when you click on the small pink tabs its loads swaps the blank image to one of my work examples

    http://www.remadesigns.com/uniprojects.html

    The only problem is that is does this switch rather slow and it seems as if clicking the tab does nothing is there any way of making this happen instant or much faster as some people have said its like nothing happens and there’s no indication that anything is happening,

    Some advice or how to overcome this problem would be great as this is rather a big problem

    Cheers Rema
     
  2. Mal macrumors 603

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    It's not working correctly at all on the computer I'm on (running Windows 98, I think, at work unfortunately). I would guess the problem lies with the size of the images. If you compress them more, they'll load faster. Just find that balance where they're as small as they can be without losing too much quality.

    jW
     
  3. ambient macrumors member

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    the design is looking good... i think you have a few issues with your tables not showing up correctly.. maybe try using CSS layouts if you know how..
     
  4. mfacey macrumors 65816

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    You've got 10 images of anywhere between 80 and 300KB trying to load in the background when you bring up the page. So the user has to download 2+MB of data before the site will function without any waiting times. You need to compress your images a bit more. If you use Photoshop you can get them to an acceptable size without noticing all that much of a quality difference. Play around with it and figure out what kind of waiting time you find acceptable.
     
  5. RojoLeo macrumors 6502

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    I loaded a picture in the gallery that was over 1.6mb :eek:

    File>Save for Web>JPG - Quality. Most of your pieces are simple colors (from what I saw...it was taking a while to go through the site) you should be able to do with 70% or so on quality.
     
  6. Nicolasdec macrumors 65816

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  7. jng macrumors 65816

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    Code:
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    Probably why it's loading slow on some machines. Loads fine and quick for me but really that design doesn't need any tables or images, it should be done in CSS.
     
  8. RojoLeo macrumors 6502

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    Sorry, but that's just silly. Yes, it should be done in CSS, but that's not why it's loading slow. Replacing the above code would make a very minimal difference in speed.

    Read above - it's the large images that are causing slowness.
     
  9. snickelfritz macrumors 65816

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    The non-descript image links are too cryptic and unituitive.
    It took me over a minute of fishing around to finally figure out that I had to click on the little rectangles to see the images.

    IMO, the left navigation links are way too big.

    The site design looks pseudo-Flash. I initially expected more in terms of animation, page transition, etc...
     
  10. apfhex macrumors 68030

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    Definitely. Squeeze those files! The navigation images on the left can be GIFs and be MUCH smaller than they are now as PNGs. Same for the logo image on the right. GIF. And the © text on the bottom.

    Make the other full-color images on the site JPEGs instead of PNGs and you'll make the site way smaller.
     
  11. jng macrumors 65816

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    Oops, yeah. I meant to argee re: the images but I also wanted to point out the baddd HTML, with all those empty tags. I shouldn't post before my daily dose of caffine
     

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