You have been at sites where you wait to website to load within couple of second and gets frustrated and leave. Click and refreshing multiple times for the page to load and still doesn’t load full. Sometimes the images doesn’t load or the styles of the page isn’t loaded. Users expect your website to load fast or within couple of seconds then you will lose those visitors. To avoid these hurdles we have few tips on how to optimize and speed up the web page to load fast.
1) Compress your graphics
Recently there has been an explosion in do it yourself kind of web site programs out there. Add your text and upload your images, but the problem with these kind of programs are these images are not optimize to load fast. Use image editing program like photoshop and other online image editors to compress your graphic before you upload from to your website. Uploading your images straight from you camera might not bigger in file size and too big for the web.
2) Remove unnecessary fancy stuffs
3) Use your content wisely
Don’t use PDF, images and flash for your content in the web page. Present your web page content in standard HTML. It loads faster and is user friendly and easy to download.
4) Use Clean Code
One of the reason for slow download of your web page is because of the junk code in your HTML. The advantage of building web pages with HTML complying to the latest W3c standards is it elimnate most of the junk code as well as your web page would be compaitable with all browsers. The other advantage is it is search engine friendly which allows the search engines to index your web pages faster.
5) Pick Good Hosting
Most of the time when a web page takes time to load is due to their web hosting server. Host on a server which has fast processors. Looking for cheaper hosting always end up in bad server where tons of websites are hosting. Check with your hosting provider if you have a web site slow loading problem and move to a better ones.
6) Use Efficient web programs
Often most of the web designers and developers pick the wrong web program for their website like ecommerce and Content management system.
These programs are created to make the website functional easily and faster. For example the CMS you choose d to run the website has a lot of junk code in it, then the loading of the web page will be slow. Apart from these drawbacks most of these programs are not search engine friendly. Check out the online reviews of these programs before you buy it.
The bottom line is a fast loading website don;t make your visitors leave fast also it is a user friendly to your users.