Page Loading Speeds

  • 2
  • Idea
  • Updated 10 years ago
I have noticed a lot of recent threads concerning loading speed.

The speed ANY page on the internet loads at is relevant to a) the amount of data on the page and b) the connection speed of the user.

What style you use has no relevance to the speed a page loads. The amount of data you add does.

I find PNG images load faster than other image file types.

If your going for a super fast load or the site is for people with mobile connections, lose all the images, flash and google adverts. But your page will look boring.

Browsers and O/S's updating themselves can also cause slow speeds and sometimes the internet may just slow down for no reason in your area but that does not mean your page loads slow it means YOUR browser is downloading less data per second and therefore reading it slow.

To conclude, all you can do to make a page load fast is lower the amount of data on the page that the browser has to download
If you feel your synthasite site pages are loading slow check first other sites, see if they are loading slow, if they are not and it is just your site, you could look to lower the amount of data on it.

Picnik is a great tool for changing properties of an image. (tip: if you go to picnik through synthasite when you save you are not given the compressing option, so go straight to and try from there.)

Photo of UK Duke

UK Duke, Champion

  • 3321 Posts
  • 213 Reply Likes
  • always happy

Posted 10 years ago

  • 2
Photo of njoynlife


  • 278 Posts
  • 9 Reply Likes
Fantastic post. I appreciate you taking the time to post this as I was one of those who inquired. I didnt know that you could go to piknic without synthasite. I am going to check this all out. Thanks so much.
Photo of Ed-a-Torials @ Honey Bear Playhomes

Ed-a-Torials @ Honey Bear Playhomes, Champion

  • 2582 Posts
  • 279 Reply Likes
Great info Lee...

I am sure that you have cleared up many things for some of the new users here. Good job...

A good free resource to check your page load speed is the following Page Load Speed checker. It gives you a detailed description of your entire page and is well worth the minute or two to scan.

It is good to find your online competitors and see what their page load speed is to compare to yours. As my site is more high end my clientele is statistically more prone to have high speed internet and I can get away with including more content.

Happy site building