> -----Original Message----- > From: Timothy J. Luoma [mailto:luomat at peak.org] > Sent: Wednesday, December 04, 2002 11:40 AM > To: thelist at lists.evolt.org > Subject: Re: [thelist] maximum page load for users leave? > >> I've always worked to the 'under 8secs' rule but I'd really > >> like to see some propter research/stats on this.... > > > > i think some people (jakob nielsen may be one) say even 1 > second is too > > long. 8 seconds seems to me to be a really generous wait time. > > If your site seems to have the information I want, then I'll > spend more > time there. If it doesn't, I'll leave. i agree, as do most people i'm sure. but i think as a rule of thumb the quicker the better. i mean, even if you are willing to spend more time waiting for a page to load does that really mean you should actually be subjected to a slow loading page? well no, i don't think it does. i'm almost to the point of being obsessed with small pages, i hate slow loading pages so i try to make any pages that i work on as small as possible. > Oh, and have I mentioned that I surf with images turned OFF? > The one way > to get me to leave for sure is if I have to turn on images to > view your > site. Or enable Flash. It's not about bandwidth (I'm on > DSL/cable most of > the time) it's about good design. that's weird! i've never tried that before, but maybe i should because you have a good point. > wondering where in the world can you find a site (that you > would want to > read) that responds in 1 second i know you are just being facetious, but jakobs opens pretty fast, and so does google. as for me, i hate wait times, so i prefer to make my pages small. chris.