Article: Web Source Web Design Tips Decreasing A Website's Load Time

by Shelley Lowery

The main page of your web site should load in 8 seconds or
less with a 56K modem.

According to two recent surveys, conducted by Forrester
Research and Gartner Group, ecommerce sites are losing 1.1
to 1.3 billion in revenue each year due to customers click
away caused by slow loading sites.

Tips for keeping your load time down:

Avoid large, slow loading graphics

Avoid using too many graphics and/or banners

Avoid using too many animated graphics

Optimize your graphics

Avoid using any unnecessary code

Avoid making your pages too large

Avoid using too much Java

Avoid using too many JavaScripts

If a page takes too long to load, your potential
customer will not wait. Ultimately costing you business.

About the Author

Shelley Lowery
Tip provided by: Web Source: Your Guide to Professional
Web Design and Development.

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