Originally Posted by Antoniohawk
What should his punishment be?
...a course in image optimization
It looks fine, but it is almost 500k- I am on DSL and the site is unbearably slow. You have some decent content in the tutorials, I won't comment on some of the other stuff.
-Overall lack of forethought in optimization. The top graphic consists of 6 files- it is unecessarily large and has a weight of 65k. You should, with some work, be able to build this whole page for 65k. There doesn't seem to be much compression on anything, it is almost all jpgs that should be gifs. You could easily save big on the top graphic by splitting the green/grey navigation parts from the foggy/sun image. Make the green/grey navigation parts gifs, limit the number of colors to 32 (64 if you have to). Make the foggy/sun image jpgs and throw a little compression and a little blur on there, it will save you huge on file size.
-The affiliates- zymicaff.gif is 62k all on its own. Personally, I don't think this whole section merits such weight, I would have 5 or 6K limit on these. They are supposed to be thumbnails, not print quality.
Again, the look is fine, but just from a usability standpoint, you have to reduce the download time. Keep in mind that dialup downloads at about 5-10k/sec, so at an average of 7k/sec, you are looking at 70 sec. Even 10 seconds is a long time to wait unless the user knows what they are waiting for and why.