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Hi,

I have noticed that my site seems to hang for quite a few seconds when you type in its address in the browser and then it displays quickly. I was wondering if this was because of the way i have coded it or is it a server thing.

Could someone load my site please and tell me how long it takes to load the index page.

Thanks

My site: http://www.onemind-design.com/

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Does seem a little bit slow

Does seem a little bit slow seeing as how you're in Perth (I'm in Brisbane) although hosting in the US might account for some of that (not saying you are but you could be as a lot of people do).

If you don't mind me commenting though: not publishing your contact details cos Rentacoder won't allow it isn't going to help you gain customers through your site. I reckon you'd be better off producing a page/s just for Rentacoder without any contact details.

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It is just a portfolio to

It is just a portfolio to complement my rentacoder profile. I am not using this site to aquire work outside of elance and rentacoder and seems to work well. Most of my larger bids have been asked by the buyer for an online portfolio or example of my work so i will use this site to put my samples on. I get a surprising amount of hits from rentacoder because i am in the top 2% of coders.

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Our company does have

Our company does have another website which we use for offline advertising in the yellow pages ect. This was just a small one for RAC Smile

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onemind wrote:I get a

onemind wrote:
I get a surprising amount of hits from rentacoder because i am in the top 2% of coders.

For someone in the top 2% of coders, you've got a lot of inline CSS in there. Page could be a bit leaner too Tongue

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FWIW: site never did load

FWIW: site never did load for me. Tried 3 different times. I'm in US with a fractional t1 connection

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Loaded like a charm in about

Loaded like a charm in about 1.5 seconds! I'm in California.

PS: My own site takes me longer to load... it definitely needs to get slimmer.

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Thanks guys, Not worried

Thanks guys,

Not worried about optimizing a brochureware site that gets about as much traffic as my driveway Smile

Its just a simple php template that serves up code that is good enough for the job. Personally i can think of better things to do with my time Wink

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It seems like a server

It seems like a server issue, usually coding css doesn't slow down websites... Although it could... But a large scale site like msn is fast and that contains loads of css, non compliant css I might add... So it seems it is taking your page a while to load. Are you usng your own server or shared? What is your uplink speed?

EDIT....

Also, I see you're using PHP, which can be slow during execution....