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Re: slow loading banners
From Jim on 16 March '99
replying to slow loading banners posted by marilou

>I am developing a new matchmaking site with reviews, advice on relationships etc. My front page loads fairly fast (have scrunched gifs etc.) but the reciprocal banners at the bottom of my page really slow down loading.
>What can I do about this?

It may not necessarily be the file sizes of the banners themselves,
it's more likely to be the fact that the banners are each sitting
on a very slow, busy server, each of which takes forever to respond.

What you should do is specify the WIDTH/HEIGHT of the banners within
the <IMG> tag. That way, they can take as long as they like to load
- AFTER the rest of your page has loaded. This is exactly the reason
why you should specify the sizes of EVERY image on every one of your
pages.




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