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    Heres the low down.
    A friend of mine has made this (what I would call) killer page, it is or sorry was really really good graphic and all. But he changed it coz he said the loading time was to long. When I went to it, it didn't take that long to load, given it did take longer then the one he has now but still, I fig it was worth the wait. Now how long is long?
    See I'm not sure but for the most part people have 33.6+ connects there are still 28.8 users but one would think that they are used to waiting, right (not to dis them)


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    Your Lord and Master, Foamy gold trophy Hierophant's Avatar
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    More than 10 seconds for a page to load is too long.

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    Unless your audience is established and comprised of committed and high-tech viewers, everything I read/hear says to design to a maximum of 10-seconds at 28,800-bps.

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    SitePoint Wizard silver trophy Karl's Avatar
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    In my judgement 10 seconds is not what i would call the limit - 10 seconds is as long as I would wait for part of the page to load.

    If a site is designed well it will load incrementally and give the user something to look at or read while other parts of the site are downloading.

    Just my 2p worth.

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    I'm on a cable modem, so those time limits don't really apply to me, but when I visit a site and a page takes longer than three seconds to 'appear' to download, I get impatient and am inclined to leave. I just don't know how I would get along on a 28.8 modem with some of the sites that I visit.

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    Three seconds and you want to leave?

    I'm one of the dinasaurs with a 28k modem that only connects at 26.4k - and that will remain the same unless I move to another area (I'm out of my ISPs range for higher connection) OR get more $$ in my pocket to spend for other means of speed - which is not in the near future.

    I do stay at websites when I see enough on the homepage of what I am searching for...

    Flashing banners won't keep me - I've seen enough of them - but small graphics and informative text that I can read while the site loads that explains in a nutshell what I will find will keep me from clicking away.

    I must be one of the declining numbers that still have patience on the web

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