[Pro] Load Fading Slideshow Last

Hi,

I’m finding the my fading slideshow is causing the page to load slowly and wonder if there is a clever way to get it to load after the rest of the page has finished loading?

http://fynedesign.co.uk

Thanks,

Si.


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Your page weighs in at 3.75Mb - which is a lot.

You could reduce this drastically by optimising your slideshow images (slide4 is 355K) - do that and you wont have any problems.

BTW you should be able to get these pics down to nearer 60K without much quality loss.

David


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Yikes!

I will.

Thanks for taking the time to look at it for me David.


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I clicked on your link and Safari started, got your page and loaded in about 8 seconds. No way it was cached.

Frank in California

On May 26, 2011, at 12:59 AM, Sly wrote:

Hi,

I’m finding the my fading slideshow is causing the page to load slowly and wonder if there is a clever way to get it to load after the rest of the page has finished loading?

http://fynedesign.co.uk

Thanks,

Si.


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One of the speakers at Railsconf said that if you haven’t got
something on the screen in 1 second, you’re doing it wrong and people
will leave. That’s why it’s important to look at the way you organize
your page at the code level, and see if you can coerce Freeway to put
enough quick-loading text on the page before the massive images start
their dance, otherwise you’ve lost their attention at the very
beginning.

Walter

On May 26, 2011, at 12:01 PM, Frank H wrote:

I clicked on your link and Safari started, got your page and loaded
in about 8 seconds. No way it was cached.

Frank in California

On May 26, 2011, at 12:59 AM, Sly wrote:

Hi,

I’m finding the my fading slideshow is causing the page to load
slowly and wonder if there is a clever way to get it to load after
the rest of the page has finished loading?

http://fynedesign.co.uk

Thanks,

Si.


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put enough quick-loading text on the page before the massive images start their dance

Alternatively keep heavyweight slideshows off your index page - let your visitors decide if that is what they want to look at.

When it is user choice then they are far more likely to put up with a slow load.

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So true. Found the slideshow from that talk I mentioned: http://assets.en.oreilly.com/1/event/59/Building%20Pageless%20Apps%20with%20Rails%20and%20Backbone%20js%20Presentation.pdf

This presentation is about building pageless sites, like New Twitter,
where there’s only the initial page load then everything else loads in
later per click. All in the name of getting that initial page load
time down to nearly nothing, and then speeding up each subsequent
click, since you aren’t ever replacing the outer page.

Here’s the slide itself, which is quite funny:

http://scripty.walterdavisstudio.com/boring

Walter

On May 26, 2011, at 12:43 PM, DeltaDave wrote:

put enough quick-loading text on the page before the massive images
start their dance

Alternatively keep heavyweight slideshows off your index page - let
your visitors decide if that is what they want to look at.

When it is user choice then they are far more likely to put up with
a slow load.

D


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AAAHHHhhhhhhh!

Ever the edifier, my thanks!
Frank

On May 26, 2011, at 9:36 AM, Walter Davis wrote:

One of the speakers at Railsconf said that if you haven’t got something on the screen in 1 second, you’re doing it wrong and people will leave. That’s why it’s important to look at the way you organize your page at the code level, and see if you can coerce Freeway to put enough quick-loading text on the page before the massive images start their dance, otherwise you’ve lost their attention at the very beginning.

Walter

On May 26, 2011, at 12:01 PM, Frank H wrote:

I clicked on your link and Safari started, got your page and loaded in about 8 seconds. No way it was cached.

Frank in California

On May 26, 2011, at 12:59 AM, Sly wrote:

Hi,

I’m finding the my fading slideshow is causing the page to load slowly and wonder if there is a clever way to get it to load after the rest of the page has finished loading?

http://fynedesign.co.uk

Thanks,

Si.


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