[thelist] CSS-Based page loading SLOWER than table-based page?

Jon Hughes jon at phazm.net
Tue Aug 7 08:23:10 CDT 2007

> On 07/08/07, Jon Hughes <hughesj at firemtn.com> wrote:
> > http://img505.imageshack.us/img505/6761/cssversionnm1.gif <-- CSS
> > Version
> > http://img130.imageshack.us/img130/3610/tableversionzp7.gif <-- Table
> > Version
> >
> > Thank You,
> > - Jon Hughes
> Weird, I take it those grey "cigarette ash" parts indicate load time?
> Why are they generally much shorter on the CSS version than the table
> version?

It's because the CSS version takes up a larger width, and the grey bars
scale to fit it.  They are comparatively the same.

> Perhaps whilst there's an existing connection open there's some
> optimisation for new connections or even HTTP pipelining, but once
> there are no large files being requested, the connections are closing.
>  That's how it would appear.  Do you know if your server is closing
> the persistent connections?

I don't know, but see the next answer

> Perhaps this is why the load times are looking faster in the CSS
> graph, because the connections are not being shared.
> Have you tried a different browser?

IE 7 (all I've tried so far) loads the page in seconds.  But it loads the
tabled version as well nearly as fast, so it's not a huge deal... I just
want to make that graph look amazing because I finally convinced my boss
that CSS is a good thing, and if I show him this graph, they will never use
CSS again.

> --
> Lee
> --

 Thanks Lee,

  - Jon

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