23 Nov Reasons and solutions to improve the Speed of website
When you click on any link, you always want it to load faster. Who would like to watch the site loading and buffering?
Instead of enticing the visitors, it may end up with the loss of visitors. Thus, the web developer need to scrutinize the reasons to achieve the targeted rate of return.
Here discussed as those agitating reasons that shut up your productivity and performance in front of your potential customers:
1. Extra-large images (and complex file format)
Do you remember the old days of internet? A large image could take up to a minute to load, one small bit at a time! It was agonizing!
Things have improved due to the advent of broadband, but the general rule still applies.
A large image is going to take a long time to load up.
If you’ve got a ton of large images on your website, you’re adding extra load time for every picture.
The file format is also important here. Browsers can load JPG, PNG, and GIF images nice and quickly.
But, heavy formats like TIFF and BMP are going to eat huge chunks into your load time. Avoid them!
2. Lots of traffic
At its current level, your web server can only serve a certain number of people at once.
It’s a bit like queuing in a shop. The more people come into the shop, the slower they get served.
The same thing happens on your website.
Your server will try to manage all the extra traffic, but it will slow down somewhere.
3. Code density
The most essential support of the websites is coding. Smoother the coding, smoother will be the functioning of websites.
4. Text graphics
Graphic design is art with a purpose. It involves a creative and systematic plan to solve a problem or achieve certain objectives, with the use of images, symbols or even words.
You might be using an image to display your logo.
The website will thus load slower if the fonts are big or the picture size is too lengthy.
5. Enabling captcha
A CAPTCHA (Completely Automated Public Turing test to tell Computers and Humans Apart) is a type of challenge–response test used in computing to determine whether or not the user is human.
Whenever you visit a website, certain elements are stored in a cache, so the next time you visit the site it can easily access those parts and load much faster.
W3 Total Cache or W3 Super Cache, either of which will let you enable site wide caching, or caching of certain site elements.
6. Optimize and Reduce the Size of Your Images
As discussed earlier, it impede the loading time of website and to redress the same:
- Ensure that your images are unnecessarily large. For example, if the width of your blog page is 900px, then make sure that’s how wide your images are.
- If you’re using a CMS like Word Press, you can install a plugin like WPSmush that will automatically reduce the file size of the images.
- Before you upload images, first run them through a tool called Tiny PNG to reduce the file size of your image, without sacrificing the quality.