Cash is Good!
I have taken a part-time job, and it's definitely affecting my blogging time. I'll continue to post here as I am able.
Saturday, September 18, 2010
I've found myself lately refusing to visit several good blogs because they load slowly. I have pretty good connection speed, wireless, not dial-up. Yet, when these sites grind and grind for 5 minutes and still aren't loaded, I tend to just move on.
What I'm suggesting is that bloggers should consider how many fancy applications or widgets they should add to a site.
One of the worst hoggers of load time are the glitzy slide shows. I pretty much just don't even try to load those blogs any more. It's too bad. There are at least three that I enjoy the content, but waiting interminably just isn't worth it.
Adding music files that play automatically is also a killer for loading time, not to mention that it's very intrusive. I keep my computer sound turned off, so I don't hear them, but it slows everything down.
I've come across a web site that allows one to test their blog/site as to load time. It's free, and I get nothing for referring you there. I just find it useful. By way of example, it tested this page as requiring 52 seconds to load at 128 KBPS. A site with a slide show took almost 3 minutes.
I've added a little poll. Does it matter to you if blogs load fast?
Test your blog's loading speed at Web Optimization