[thelist] [Fwd: ws.amazon.com] - page load speed

Jack Timmons codeacula at codeacula.com
Thu Jan 6 09:01:57 CST 2011

On Thu, Jan 6, 2011 at 8:59 AM, Bob Meetin <bobm at dottedi.biz> wrote:
> https://widgets.amazon.com/
> Original comment - Is there a trick to creating widgets and getting them to
> load fast? We went through the control panel to create the widgets which
> work, but they are just a bit slow, commonly a couple seconds but
> occasionally 'many'. Or is this the holiday gift that keeps on giving?
> update ==>
> Page load speed is not as much of a problem as it was just before Christmas
> but it seems to be a regular issue with the Amazon widget. When I made the
> original post Amazon was hung for most of an hour.  Too much giving going on
> perhaps. Typically using their widgets causes 2-5 seconds delay in letting a
> page complete loading. I'm entertaining the possibility of doing a snapshot
> of the Amazon widget, removing the price, and displaying the snapshot with
> the Amazon URL.  Not my favorite solution but it works.
> Any better ideas?
> -Bob

Set up some JS to load the widget after your page loads, having a
dummy holder there in it's place?

Jack Timmons
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