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i have gone through many of the topics in the tips & tricks forums, but i was wondering if anyone had any further solutions that haven't been posted or suggested yet.

 

i already have the following:

 

- disabled unnecessary calls in application_top (banners.php, the page views, etc.) but didn't go much beyond that because i'm not entirely sure what a lot of those functions are used for

 

- installed chemo's page cache contribution

 

- use default osc page cache

 

- TRIED to optimize the images, but i cannot figure out how to make my images (header which is spliced and used similarly to an image map, product image, etc.) load any faster than 2 seconds each; which is what i think is killing the page speed all it's own ...does anyone have any suggestions on how to shrink the loading time of images that need a great deal of quality? (minimal graininess)

 

i am on a shared server, so i do not have access to edit any .cnf pages

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no, the site runs perfectly for me (i'm on cable at home.. and i also have cache enabled on my browser).. but i am taking a wild guess that dialup users would have to disagree.

 

here is my loading times (main page)

14.4K 137.02 seconds

28.8K 68.61 seconds

33.6K 58.84 seconds

56K 35.38 seconds

ISDN 128K 10.97 seconds

T1 1.44Mbps 1.14 seconds

 

product page:

14.4K 92.65 seconds

28.8K 46.42 seconds

33.6K 39.82 seconds

56K 23.97 seconds

ISDN 128K 7.48 seconds

T1 1.44Mbps 0.83 seconds

 

 

and here is the size of my (one part of) header image: 19.7 KB, 461x76 pixels and it is a gif. i lowered the quality as much as possible in the photoshop > save to web before it became too grainy.

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can anyone offer any suggestions?

 

 

url??

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Optimize the queries, turn on GZIP (level 1), install an automatic thumbnailer, and also compress your output HTML by removing all extraneous line breaks and spaces between tags.

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i cannot use gzip due to my seo contribution :( (nimmit sef)

i have on-the-fly thumbnailer, but product images are only shown on category and product pages, so that definately isn't the problem

 

compress your output HTML by removing all extraneous line breaks and spaces between tags

can you elaborate?

 

ozcsys, i am not comfortable posting the url on this forum due to the problems some people have had in the past with unscrupulous lurkers (hackers), is it ok if i pm you the url?

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i cannot use gzip due to my seo contribution :( (nimmit sef)

i have on-the-fly thumbnailer, but product images are only shown on category and product pages, so that definately isn't the problem

can you elaborate?

 

ozcsys, i am not comfortable posting the url on this forum due to the problems some people have had in the past with unscrupulous lurkers (hackers), is it ok if i pm you the url?

 

No problem.

 

What seo contribution are you using that does not allow you to use gzip

The Knowledge Base is a wonderful thing.

Do you have a problem? Have you checked out Common Problems?

There are many very useful osC Contributions

Are you having trouble with a installed contribution? Have you checked out the support thread found Here

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Total Size: 170705 bytes

 

Total Images: 126807

 

75% of your page weight is your images so working on optimizing them will probably give you the most bang for your buck

The Knowledge Base is a wonderful thing.

Do you have a problem? Have you checked out Common Problems?

There are many very useful osC Contributions

Are you having trouble with a installed contribution? Have you checked out the support thread found Here

BACKUP BACKUP BACKUP!!! You did backup, right??

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:o what page did you scan? i don't see even a fraction of that number

 

 

edit: nevermind that's in bytes :lol:

 

 

do you have a suggestion for image optimization? i can't really lessen the quality of them otherwise the look of the site would be hell. how can one compress an image?

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