A friend of mine that runs her business, she contacted me to review her website and suggest necessary changes to optimize it. I will be honest, iam not really advanced enough in webdesign so i don't want lie to her, rather i prefer asking help from those who know better than me.
Can you please, if your time allows it, give a look at this site and tell me all that you find that is wrong and possibly what to do to relieve them. I personally find that the pages take too long to load without i could explain why, could be my computer too though, do you experience the same latency?
Thanks a lot for all your feedbacks, have a nice day.
A few jpegs took a second or two, but they seem to be pretty small in file size. Overall I didn't notice any problems with the site. I'm surfing on cable modem. If there is a bit of latency at times it may be the hosting company. I have one site on a super cheapo hosting company and their output is like modem speed no matter what kind of a connection you have. Really can't watch video files or flash. But for regular surfing it's ok.
You could try putting a large file on the server and downloading it. Most browsers like Safari show the download speed in the activity window, and a file of 20megs or so would be a good measure. You should be getting a few hundred kb/sec. If you're getting around 10 or less kb/sec that's modem speed. If you're getting 40 or 50kb a second it's more like a shared T1 line where the overall speed is divided up and limited.
i took a quick look at the site... my first impression was that it could be made a bit more obvious to the viewer what exactly it is, that this company is offering. i'm kind of a restless websurfer, and i don't want to read long texts in order to know what a website is all about.