I am very interested in buying this, but im afraid it could be just to heavy of a page. Unfortunately just stating that its valid xhtml isnt enough. Can you please give us a speed report based of the front page and a secondary page? If i find that this design is fast enough for me, i am definitely interested in buying it for $350.
I also noticed those are screenshots of the psd files. Can we get a screenshot of the of the homepage after its converted to xhtml? Also, what version of xhtml? Is this design heavily table based? Is most of the styling done in the css file?
I apologize for all the questions, but without being able to view the the source and my experience with other templated designs, well, i just want to make sure the code quality is good. The design itself is quite appealing though.
*Note that these download times are based on the full connection rate for ISDN and T1 connections. Modem connections (56Kbps or less) are corrected by a packet loss factor of 0.7. All download times include delays due to round-trip latency with an average of 0.2 seconds per object. With 35 total objects for this page, that computes to a total lag time due to latency of 7 seconds. Note also that this download time calculation does not take into account delays due to XHTML parsing and rendering.
* CSS alternate stylesheets may be referenced in the HTML but are not actually downloaded until they are needed and are therefore not included in the total page size.
Analysis and Recommendations
TOTAL_HTML - Congratulations, the total number of HTML files on this page (including the main HTML file) is 1 which most browsers can multithread. Minimizing HTTP requests is key for web site optimization.
TOTAL_OBJECTS - Warning! The total number of objects on this page is 35 - consider reducing this to a more reasonable number. Combine, refine, and optimize your external objects. Replace graphic rollovers with CSS rollovers to speed display and minimize HTTP requests.
TOTAL_IMAGES - Warning! The total number of images on this page is 32 , consider reducing this to a more reasonable number. Combine, refine, and optimize your graphics. Replace graphic rollovers with CSS rollovers to speed display and minimize HTTP requests.
TOTAL_CSS - Congratulations, the total number of external CSS files on this page is 1 . Because external CSS files must be in the HEAD of your HTML document, they must load first before any BODY content displays. Although they are cached, CSS files slow down the initial display of your page.
TOTAL_SIZE - Caution. The total size of this page is 93039 bytes, which will load in over 8 seconds on a 56Kbps modem - or 18.74 seconds. Consider reducing total page size to less than 30K to achieve sub eight second response times on 56K connections. Be sure to provide feedback for pages over 30K by layering your design to display useful content within the first two seconds. Consider optimizing your site with Speed Up Your Site or contacting us about our optimization services.
TOTAL_SCRIPT - Congratulations, the total number of external script files on this page is 1 . External scripts are less reliably cached than CSS files so consider combining scripts into one, or even embedding them into high-traffic pages.
HTML_SIZE - Congratulations, the total size of this HTML file is 10943 bytes, which less than 20K. Assuming that you specify the HEIGHT and WIDTH of your images, this size allows your page to display content in well under 8 seconds, the average time users are willing to wait for a page to display without feedback.
IMAGES_SIZE - Warning! The total size of your images is 75027 bytes, which is over 30K. Consider optimizing your images for size, combining them, and replacing graphic rollovers with CSS.
SCRIPT_SIZE - Congratulations, the total size of all your external scripts is 214 bytes, which is less than 4080 bytes. This will fit into three higher-speed TCP-IP packets.
CSS_SIZE - Caution. The total size of your external CSS is 6855 bytes, which is above 4080 bytes and less than 8K. For external files, try to keep them less than 1160 bytes to fit within one higher-speed TCP-IP packet (or an approximate multiple thereof). Consider optimizing your CSS and eliminating features to reduce this to a more reasonable size.
MULTIM_SIZE - Congratulations, the total size of all your external multimedia files is 0 bytes, which is less than 4K.