[thelist] home page max size

martin.p.burns at uk.pwcglobal.com martin.p.burns at uk.pwcglobal.com
Wed Dec 12 10:52:21 CST 2001

Memo from Martin P Burns of PricewaterhouseCoopers

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Yup. Also avoid nested tables as the inner ones can't render until
the outer one is complete... which won't happen until *all* the HTML
is downloaded.

fwiw, the site I've just completed had a KPI of sub 10 secs load...
we did reduce the client's firmness on it with info about sub-ideal
circumstances, but it still had to load pretty damned quickly,
and the (CMS) server had to build the HTML in sub 1 sec timings.


To:   thelist at lists.evolt.org
Subject:  Re: [thelist] home page max size

33.6Kbps is theorically 4.2KB/s so 70Kb would be downloaded in 17 seconds,
that 30 seconds in real life and it was the maximum one would wait for a
page to
display. (in my head, at that time.. now I have DSL 30 seconds seems a
time to wait)

Yes, for advice, I'd say if you're going to do large graphics, make them
progressive if JPG or interlaced if GIF, at least the user can see
moving as he's waiting..

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