To intro page or not to intro page that is the question...

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So by using my analytical programs I noticed lately that after I added some features some of those surfers who looked at my site did so for a brief while. After trying to understand why I can only assume that my old index page had a flash overload and was making dial up or older computers lag behind their newer counterparts. So, I added a HOME page and transferred over everything but my main Flash intro into the new page. Thus speeding up my initial site load and not giving the dial up surfers to get a freeze screen and simply close out the window. It sped up the home page load as it did not have a resource hungry flash file to deal with.

I test my site with Firefox and IE on a laptop with XP Pro, a laptop with Vista and an 8 year old dinosaur with XP Pro and as I have DSL I wonder about the load time of others.

If I can get some of you to take a peek at a few pages and let me know which browser and operating system you use in addition to whether you use a dial up service, DSL or other to get on line and a fast, okay or slow for an example of speed I would be most appreciative of your input...

http://www.honeybearplayhomes.synthas...

Thanks

Ed
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Hi Ed,

The first two pages load very fast for me and I am using DSL with Firefox 3.

However, I did notice that the pictures on the second page might have gone a little big? Unless you've intended for them to be like that :-)

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Heres what I get.

From "start of page load" to "done"

1st test:-
New home page - 9 sec.
Old home page - 27 sec.

2nd test:-
New home page - 7.6 sec.
Old home page - 20,5 sec.

My specs:-
Firefox 3.0.3
Wireless HSDPA 1.8 Mbps

I see what Marije means - your one pic is off the page.
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Thanks Marije that's the second time that had happened with the pic being too big. On my end it was perfectly sized and for some reason it just wanted to become bigger. It had to do with resizing with picnik from 800 to 400 width and saving to the file manager. Odd that it does that sometimes. ;) and of course I updated after :)

Hey buddy I wonder why your reading are so high on the time. I check my site against several others and are always lower than professionally built sites with far more graphics and if you get an over 20 second load time I wonder. I use several site load speed testers. Here are two...

http://www.websitegoodies.com/tools/s...

URL: http://honeybearplayhomes.synthasite....
Load Time: 0.5555 seconds
Page Size: 43.04 kb

URL: http://www.playhouses.com
Load Time: 0.6683 seconds
Page Size: 60.41 kb

URL: http://www.toysrus.com
Load Time: 0.7672 seconds
Page Size: 14.55 kb

http://www.iwebtool.com/speed_test

1 honeybearplayhomes.synthasite.com/ 6.81 KB 0.3 seconds 0.04 seconds
2 honeybearplayhomes.synthasite.com/home.php 43.04 KB 0.38 seconds 0.01 seconds

1 www.playhouses.com 60.41 KB 0.96 seconds 0.02 seconds

1 www.toysrus.com 14.55 KB 0.52 seconds 0.04 seconds

When I test my site on my computer I always clear the temporary files out to get a new fresh test each time and even with my slow dinosaur it still loads quick enough for my liking.

I am perplexed why your times are over 20 seconds

Thanks for checking for me... Any others that want to test for me as well???
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Hey Hamlet,

I was testing the load times with the stopwatch on my
cell phone. I start timing from when the home page
starts to load till when I see the "done" in the task bar
at the bottom of my browser.

Here's what I get using:
http://www.websitegoodies.com/tools/s...

URL: http://honeybearplayhomes.synthasite....
Load Time: 0.5962 seconds
Page Size: 43.09 kb

URL: http://www.playhouses.com/
Load Time: 0.861 seconds
Page Size: 61.07 kb

URL: http://www.toysrus.com/
Load Time: 0.6223 seconds
Page Size: 14.55 kb

URL: http://forsite.synthasite.com/
Load Time: 0.4099 seconds
Page Size: 18.25 kb

Also see note from websitegoodies:
This does not include the load time for images, videos and other embedded content in your page.