[thelist] maximum page load for users leave?

rudy r937 at interlog.com
Wed Dec 4 15:27:00 CST 2002

> wondering where in the world can you find a site (that you
> would want to read) that responds in 1 second

the home page of http://google.com/

hell, even complex search results often come back in under a second

by the way, i don't buy the "under 10 seconds" argument

not everybody's on cable, and people who aren't have more patience

also, ordinary people don't adjust their settings (like turning off images)

the trick here is to make your main text show up quickly, and so what if the
images take a while to download? it's your text that has to grab people's
attention, and if it does, the images will arrive soon enough

make your site dependent on images (or other large content files) in order
to entice, and the non-cable people will be the first to bail


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