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    Question Problems with this site

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    I am currently trying to knock up a quick web site for the company I work for, and the first thing I tried to do doesn't seem to work too well.

    First of all please note it is only set up for 1028x768 screens so far...

    I wanted to make the background static and have the text and graphics scroll over the top. It does this, and looks pretty good (I think), but it seems so slow and jerky... do you think the problem would be the background file size? (25k), or the graphic size moving over it? (20k). For some reason, the whole page loads jerkily and somewhat slowly.

    Any tips on what I could do to make it work better?
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    Went to check it out and it looks fine to me. It may depend on the system/connection. Anyone else having problems?
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    Originally posted by nspencer
    Went to check it out and it looks fine to me. It may depend on the system/connection. Anyone else having problems?
    It could be my system, it's not the fastest in the world, and I am on dialup. What system did you look at the page with?
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    SitePoint Zealot nspencer's Avatar
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    I've got a fairly top-of-the-line PC with DSL. So I think it probably has something to do with the system then.
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    it may be jerky because there isn't much to scroll down if that makes sense.
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    Well it looks fine to me and the text doesnt need to be scrolled at all on a 17" @ 1024x768! For the page size combined it did tend to hang for a bout 10 seconds before it fully an thats on a T3 LAN connection!

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    Ok problem solved thanks for the comments

    I reduced the size of the bg file, and the size of the graphic moving over it. I am now tinkering with other elements
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    The size of the background image doesnt really have anything to do with the jerkyness. Thats caused by the fact that with a fixed background your display adapter is having to constantly redraw the screen while you scroll.

    The only real solution is to buy a faster graphics card.
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    Originally posted by Phil.Roberts
    The size of the background image doesnt really have anything to do with the jerkyness. Thats caused by the fact that with a fixed background your display adapter is having to constantly redraw the screen while you scroll.

    The only real solution is to buy a faster graphics card.
    I do however think it had something do do with the size of the graphic moving over the background. I have changed the layout and the graphic, and it seems better, on the same system. :shrug:
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    answer

    The slowness of this is due to the system. On older systems with less memory and a low running prossoser can be very jerkey when doin static backdrops.

    You cant really solve this problem apart from going out and upgaading or something to advance your system.

    Most people will not have problems as not many people will bother to scroll down the page as the menu is on the side bar.

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    The site opened up perfectly fine for me...I would definitely work on making it fit 800 x 600 screens though; far too many users are still in that resolution to ignore it, IMHO.

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    It is good and quick load for me...


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