Need For Speed – Fast Web Sites – SEO Web Site Design
How many times have you clicked on a link that looked interesting, only to have to wait and wait for the page you had hoped to see to appear? Did you continue to wait? Most people won’t.
Or maybe you have a high-speed connection and rarely (if ever) have to wait for a web page to load. Many people don’t.
In spite of the widespread popularity of high-speed internet access, most people are still on dial-up, and a great many internet users with a dial-up connection have slow connections.
What this means to you, in plain terms, is that you can have the most beautifully designed and informative site, but if it doesn’t load within a reasonable amount of time (and internet surfers are notoriously impatient), which is right around 8-10 seconds, your beautiful, informative web site will not be seen by the majority of internet users who click on a link that will take them there. They won’t wait.
Keeping the above in mind, I’ll keep your file size reasonable with various methods; Images are fully optimized to maintain high quality while minimizing file sizes, allowing fast download. Overall file sizes of individual pages are kept to a minimum by employing external files whenever possible and optimized images always, so your pages will load quickly and your visitors will stay long enough to see what your website is all about.