Article by Alice Hopkins
If it is a personal page you may not worry how long it takes
to load. But for businesses, or for pages that are meant to
give information to people, it is an issue of concern. Pages
for these purposes, if take too long to load, consequently
decrease the number of visitors.
Always remember, it is not necessary that everyone use ISDN,
TI or cable connections for Internet. Of the very advanced
versions still people do have less than 56K modems. When web
designing, we must keep in mind these points so as to make
a page that loads quickly.
Consider bandwidth first. It is advisable to take out any
multi-media form from your page. It will increase the file
size to a great extent. For example, a 30 seconds wave sound
takes around 140K. Until and unless it is necessary to have
a video and any form of multi-media, try to stay away from
it. If it takes too long to load it creates boredom. People
may react by closing the window or click ”back”
or “refresh” or “stop”. So, it is
good to keep a small size of file.
Large images take a lot of time to load. It takes too long
that usually people close the page. Give your images small
dimensions so as to reduce their file size. Click onto the
image editing program and select new dimensions for your image.
Resize it into a smaller one. There is an opportunity of compressing
image size and still making it look good. Special services
are available on web to reduce image file size.
Apply this. Make small file size images and add them on to
the front page. For the next pages, use the same images as
before. Once the first page is loaded, and the next page commanded
for, the browser will immediately load the images as they
are already in its cache. Now you need not worry about images
on you r next pages.
One more idea is to define image height and breadth so that
the browser lesser time to adjust everything as it loads,
because the space for the images is already verified.
If your front page is as small as possible, better it is for
you. Small pages will load quickly. Add links to it for further
information. This will also save time.
Make a quick loading site now and feel the ease and pleasure
to use it.