Saturday, 23 May 2009

HOW FAST DOES YOUR BLOG LOAD?

Well peeps - mine loads in 15 seconds! Yup - that's 45 seconds faster than it loaded yesterday!! Unfortunately there has been some sacrifice (no pain, no gain...) & I've had to kiss a lot of my sidebar gadgets goodbye. But not without saving them of course - so anytime I'm missing them too much I can bring them back up for a visit ;-D

Hope this makes life easier for my followers. Let me know if you notice the difference...

If you want to do the same go to Blogger Help (within your dashboard) - then to tutorials, FAQs, etc - type in "Load blog Faster" (into the search space) - click & go! There you will be given tips to increase your loading speed. I deleted a lot of sidebar gadgets - the Javascript ones are the ones that slow your blog down the most - then I changed my post settings (within Settings - go to Formatting) to 7 posts to show only. The more posts you show the slower your blog will load. As I've moved my archives up to the top of my sidebar now I figure you can click there if you want to read something older.

The funnest part of all is clicking STOPWATCH within Blogger Help as it recorder the exact time your blog takes to load for you! So? Better??!!

3 comments:

Jenny said...

Much better! It loads with out a prolem now. I like that dbl l/o you have done. I remember when I first started scrapping eight years ago, dbl l/os were all we did ...."because otherwise the page didn't match". I read an article that discussed this issue and the comment that stood out for me was "life doesn't come in double l/os". Now I don't care - a dbl if that's how many photos I have, otherwise singles will do ....... and they don't even match!

topkatnz said...

what do you mean?? ... my pages show instantly?? ... or are you referring to something else??

jax said...

I never had a problem with your blog loading - but for those who did - remember that great things are worth waiting for......