On 10/18/06, Christian Heilmann <codepo8 at gmail.com> wrote: > > > Do you have a URL? > > > > http://www.useit.com/alertbox/9703a.html > > > > I agree with the requirement for fast download speeds. Your web site is > > a shop window. If, when you walk along the high street, a shop window > > does not immediately grab you interest, you move onto the next shop. > > > > Personally, when I'm browsing through search results, I give each page a > > quick scan, and I decided within seconds whether to pursue that route > > any further. If the page hasn't even loaded during that time, it's a > > definite no. > > This is a very good example and making results pages faster is quite a > job. I just learnt recently, too that the perceived speed of a site is > as important. This means that the site does not only have to load fast > but also should be available for interaction as soon as possible. This Do you guys see tabbed browsing affecting any of this? I personally throw 5-6 interesting search results into tabs (with super dragandgo or whatever the firefox extension is). So I don't usually switch to the first tab for 10 seconds or so, at least. IE7 will have tabbed browsing (right?), so it will become more mainstream. Thoughts? -- Matt Warden Cleveland, OH, USA http://mattwarden.com This email proudly and graciously contributes to entropy.