This Fox News site nearly kills Safari

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  1. francisc macrumors newbie

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  2. xUKHCx Administrator emeritus

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    I think it is just a very heavy web page. It loaded up very quickly on my internet connection, practically the same speed in Safari, Opera and Firefox.

    Do you have a fast internet connection?
     
  3. francisc thread starter macrumors newbie

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    T1 - I'm at the office but it locked my other Safari sessions with the Pizza whilst loading... that was my concern... I think they tried to be too clever. I just tested it in IE on VMWARE and it's the same load time but doesn't freeze my other IE sessions. I rarely see anything on the Apple that isn't true multi-threading/tasking so this was a surprise.. pointing to a bug or something!!
     
  4. mossimo macrumors member

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    Loaded up ok, but i did have a beach ball for 10 seconds. Fine after that.
     
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  6. HLdan macrumors 603

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    Hmm, interesting it loaded on my Safari perfectly and fast, no beachball, no delay. Although I don't know what this "Pizza" thing the OP is referring to??
     
  7. scotty96LSC macrumors 65816

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    At work it loads like a pig. But at home it loads right up.
     
  8. kolax macrumors G3

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    +1.

    Loaded fine, I couldn't scroll for about 2 seconds (I think a beachball was in the process of being inflated) then the page finished loading and I was able to use Safari again.

    Does have a hell of a lot going on at once on that webpage though, so you'd half expect a beachball.
     
  9. Neil321 macrumors 68040

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    Beachball, loaded up straight away here, busy site though
     
  10. kolax macrumors G3

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    The OP is referring to the beach ball as a pizza?! I'll have to add that to the list!
     
  11. 11800506 macrumors 65816

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    It didn't even cause the beachball on my slow eMac... I could also scroll the whole time. I guess it's just my fast internet connection.

    Edit: I should probably add I'm using Safari too.
     
  12. Neil321 macrumors 68040

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    That's the only logical thing i could think off * it locks up safari for up to 30 seconds with the PIZZA* what else could it be ? i don't see pizza's flying around on that site
     
  13. sukanas macrumors 6502a

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    works perfectly fine.. actually im suprised that its pretty quick

    computer specs below
    i have time warner cable (which sucks)
    connected to my airport express N
     
  14. HLdan macrumors 603

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    Ah I see, nobody has referred to it as such. It's traditionally known as ball used on the beach. :)

    Yes, mine does that if I try to scroll before the page loads. It's a complex page and Safari's rendering engine probably works differently then other browsers so you have to wait for the page to load. Mine loaded in 4 seconds.

    Edit: I just tried the same thing in I.E.7 and got the hour glass when I tried scrolling before the page fully loaded. It's not just Safari.
     
  15. Neil321 macrumors 68040

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    Its a new one on me also, but i suppose if you squint a bit and look at it, it could like a multi topping one spinning around, any one for pepparami ??? :D
     
  16. J@ffa macrumors 6502a

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    I'm surprised no-one's said this yet, but one solution to your problem is going to a site that provides real news. :D
     
  17. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    Loads for me in about 2-3 seconds. No problems.
     

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