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    Question Site Loading Very Slow

    Hi All,

    I've just finished uploading a new site of mine.

    I've noticed that when the site is initially loaded it seems to take a while and the web browser seems to hang for a brief period of about 5-7 seconds. I'm hoping that this won't be a problem, but some users i suspect may end up CTRL+ALT+DEL out of it. I have a few scripts running within th webpage and 2 video files.

    I wonder if anyone can recommend to me the best way to reduce this hanging time so that it is able to be loaded instantly or improve the loading time.

    The site can be found at http://www.RefundAgent.co.uk

    Thanks

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    Hi there,

    To start, reduce the scripts running in the background - that's, IMO, the main culprit.

    Cheers!

    ps - good site you have

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    SitePoint Wizard bronze trophy C. Ankerstjerne's Avatar
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    There's a lot of work to be done on that site, but I'd start by
    1. Fixing the 175 validation errors
    2. Using semantical markup
    3. Removing the pop-up
    Christian Ankerstjerne
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    Thanks for the comments.
    It's my first attempt at doing a webpage so i had a feeling there were going to be some things wrong.
    I'm not sure i can reduce the scripts but will see what i can do.

    Could you explain to me what semantical markup is riefly, i;ll google it anyhow.

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    In memoriam gold trophysilver trophybronze trophy Dan Schulz's Avatar
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    It means using the proper HTML elements for the job. Such as H1 through H6 (in the proper order) for headings, P for paragraphs, UL for unordered lists (including lists of links, such as menus), OL for ordered lists, FIELDSET for related groups of form controls, LABEL for the text labels that are associated with inputs, and so on.


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