13 Sep '17, 2pm

What may be slowing your site down (and how to fix it)

What may be slowing your site down (and how to fix it)

Images that are too big . I don’t mean in dimensions here, but in file size. Your images should be compressed to be as small as possible while retaining high quality resolution. Third party media . Alright, so that video you found on YouTube is really funny and related to your business. If you didn’t make it, don’t include it. At least not on a primary page. External videos, slideshows and other media is notorious for slowing a website down because it has an extra step in loading. Use your own media and host it on your own site. Running Flash . If you have Flash on your site it is probably going to be causing issues. First, no one likes to watch a loading screen, period. Second, it isn’t optimized for mobile use and will probably double or triple the load time on smartphones and tablets.

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