Reports from several, that my site loads too slowly

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My images are not too large. Nor do I have an excessive amount of images. Myself, along with others who have reported this problem, all have high speed connections and no problems loading other sites. Is there a way to fix this?
http://artbysampson.synthasite.com
http://artbysampson.synthasite.com/mo...
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Sampson

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  • anxious, confused, and frustrated.

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KanThaiDecor

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It is slow....Too many images one one page that are all large file sizes
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Sampson

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How do you know that they are large sizes? Could you tell just by looking? I thought they were quite small actually. Would you suggest that I create several more pages and instead, spread the images throughout the site ... three to a page or something?
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KanThaiDecor

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The file sizes are large....When you put your cursor over an image..right click and choose properties then you will see the file size.
You can make then appear the same size on your page but make them smaller files....What image software do you use?
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Sampson

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iPhoto is all I have. It's an older version, on a Powerbook G4
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Monique, VP of Customer Support

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Hi Sampson

Your site looks great, except for the images loading much too slowly, as you mention.

John has given you some good advice. To give you an idea, web friendly images should be between 20 and 100KB each, depending on how many you have on the page. The more images, the smaller the file size needs to be.

If you have photoshop, you can use the "save for web" function. This will automatically optimize your images for you and you can then re-upload them to Yola.

If you don't have photoshop you could go directly to Picnik.com. They have a nice tool that you can use to compress your images.

We realize that this is a big issue for many people. Load times are extremely important if you want to keep visitors on your site. But not many people have the image editing tools to optimize their images before they upload, or they might not realize that they need to do this. For this reason we are working on a feature that will automatically optimize your image files when you upload them so you don't have to worry about this! We hope that this will be added quite soon.

In the meantime, I hope this advice helps you to solve your problem.
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Sampson

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Thank you. I will try to resize them on Picnik. Hopefully all of the people I e-mailed didn't lose interest and will come back. I appreciate your help.
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Monique, VP of Customer Support

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If you are using a Mac you can also change the resolution using Preview. Open your image in Preview and go to Tools > Adjust size.
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UK Duke, Champion

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BEST WAY TO CHECK YOUR PAGE IMAGES: (firefox)

If you go to a page on your published site...

Right click and empty space
goto view page info
choose media from the top menu

Thats it - theres all your images, sizes, file size - everything.