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My blog loads slow and my header is 67 kb

Discussion in 'Blogging' started by Bostoncab, Apr 16, 2011.

  1. Bostoncab

    Bostoncab Elite Member

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    Problem is I like my header tons. Is there any way to speed up load time without shrinking my header?
     
  2. ytterium

    ytterium Regular Member

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    Hi,

    Do you have a cache plugin (assuming it's a wordpress-based blog)? The plugin will making the blog load faster. I personally use W3 Total Cache Plugin.

    Also, how did you test loading of the site? If you used your own PC/Laptop, then it's advisable to use this tool
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    http://tools.pingdom.com/
    to test actual loading of your blog.

    Cheers,
    ytterium
     
  3. JerrickYeoh

    JerrickYeoh Junior Member

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    Update your hosting to higher data transfer or get a CDN so that your website able to load faster. No matter how nice your website is, a slow loading pages will cause high bounce rate.
    If you have no choice with budgeting problem then play around with your flash which enter some flash when loading so that customer will keep attract and won't bounce away.
     
  4. Autumn

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    Download Photoshop if you don't already have it and try playing around with the various optimization settings. You might be able to get it down to the header down to a smaller filesize without sacrificing too much visual quality. You might also be able to pay a Photoshop pro on fiverr to do it for you.

    If it's really the header size that's slowing stuff down, then caching in itself won't fix the problem.

    You can also install the yslow plugin to profile your loading time and see where the hold up is: http://developer.yahoo.com/yslow/