Originally posted by cyberstriker I checked your site it loaded fast for me.
If you want a really fast site you will have to go for a text based site. But i don't think that is a good idea your site looks fine to me.
I guessed what initially worried us is when we went to Netmechanic.com and checked our site times and got a report that it took 26 sec. for a 56k connection, 12 sec. for a ISDN and 4 sec. for Cable connection which seems slow especially for a 56 conncection.
i'm on a 56k connection, connected at 26.4kb/s, with no turbo booster thing on my isp.
to fully load hostvertex.com (minus shockwave) took me 50 seconds. since i don't have shockwave installed, i can't tell you how long that would take. the graphics that took the most time were the ones on the right. the rest of the page loaded in about 26 seconds.
to fully load hostvertex.com/index2.htm (after clearing my cache) took 36 seconds, with the same behavior as before. the rest of the page loaded in 24 seconds.
Another option is to reduce the weight of the lower portion of your website, what they call "below the fold" on the bottom of the page, where you have to scroll down to. For example, you could cut the 6 plans on your home page down to 4, and the site would still look the same when you come it.
Although its fast for me, I am on 1900K Cable. You may want to check it out on someones dial-up. If a site takes more than 6 seconds to load for me, I am gone.
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Your web site loaded quite fast. Maybe you were experiencing some connection issues when u tested it, or netmechanics was slower... you definetly don't have too much graphics. Also keep in mind that besides connection speed there are other issues when thinking in website speed, If a visitor is using a pentium 133 and has more then one window open then most likely the computer will take longer to re-open the page then download time...
I wouldn't change your web site design because of speed issues.