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djmaddox
03-03-2007, 10:03 AM
Would someone please take a look at a Website I just completed and tell me why the text images are behaving badly (empty graphic boxes appear first, then the image)? Are the images too large? Is there a setting I should change in Dreamweaver? in Photoshop Elements?

www.cleveland-track.net

Any suggestions would be sincerely appreciated.

jlhaslip
03-03-2007, 03:46 PM
Nope, the browser calculates the size for the images and reserves the space on the page until it is fully down loaded and displays a placeholder until the full image is downloaded and ready for display. Once I viewed the page, I have the image in my cache and a reload or refresh occurs instantly because it is locally available on my machine. All this is normal operation.

There are places on the web that will measure all the compnents on the page you supply an URL for and issue a report on the page listing information such as the number and size of images and other objects on the page and they supply pretty good reccomendations for improvinging the load times.

http://www.websiteoptimization.com/services/analyze/ here is one such site.

djmaddox
03-04-2007, 09:25 AM
Could it be, then, that the problem I'm seeing is because of a browser setting? Every time I click refresh, the images take as long to reappear (and are once again preceded for a bit by the image placement boxes) as they do the first visit.

Len Whistler
03-04-2007, 07:53 PM
Your main logo image is only 43Kb for a 350x400 image, you might be able to reduce that a bit but nothing wrong with 43Kb.

Your internet connection might be slow.

oracleguy
03-04-2007, 09:05 PM
Could it be, then, that the problem I'm seeing is because of a browser setting? Every time I click refresh, the images take as long to reappear (and are once again preceded for a bit by the image placement boxes) as they do the first visit.

Thats because when you hit refresh, it browser is re-downloading the images instead of using the cached version.



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