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Poor performance

On 25 Nov 2015 at 4:29pm Kettle wrote:
Webbo, the site is taking ages to lad on my iPad. Am I doing something wrong? Modern technology is leaving me behind.
On 25 Nov 2015 at 4:41pm Godot wrote:
It takes about 30 - 45 seconds to load a page even longer sometimes and thats on a new MacBook Pro.
On 25 Nov 2015 at 4:55pm Webbo wrote:
That's disappointing, I've been doing quite a lot of work to make it faster recently which seems to have worked for me at least.
I just refreshed the main forum page and it was readable within 5 seconds
On 25 Nov 2015 at 4:58pm Thankyou webbo wrote:
It seems faster on my laptop
On 25 Nov 2015 at 5:08pm Trooper wrote:
Come on people be patient, so it takes a little longer so what. "Patience is a virtue seldom held by woman and NEVER held by man" THERE YOU GO.
On 25 Nov 2015 at 6:46pm Border Control wrote:
I concur, it's a real pain these days, on my iPad too.
On 25 Nov 2015 at 7:02pm Webbo wrote:
Do you use the mobile version Border Control?

Check it out here »
On 25 Nov 2015 at 7:39pm Country Boy wrote:
What I don't understand is, I never change any of my settings etc yet websites change seemingly at whim, and always seem to change for the worse. Who is the customer here?
On 25 Nov 2015 at 8:23pm Red wrote:
This forum is much faster than it used to be on my tablet
On 25 Nov 2015 at 8:57pm Border Control wrote:
I use the Desktop, just tried the Mobile link, still slow to load. Those people using iPads, what do they select ?
On 25 Nov 2015 at 11:14pm Grunge wrote:
I have found it very slow for months. As Godot says, 30-45 seconds. I mentioned it to you before, Webbo, but didn't get a reply. Hope it gets better, but at least I know I am not the only one with this prob.
On 26 Nov 2015 at 1:38am Webbo wrote:
Which page took that long?
Could you try it again now and time it?
On 26 Nov 2015 at 5:28am Judge Mental wrote:
The Lewes Forum page always takes a minimum of 12 seconds to load from whatever device I am using - clicking on a direct link -*m, as against a second or so for BBC etc.
On 26 Nov 2015 at 8:21am Grunge wrote:
Much better this morning. Worst is going back from thread to red list of threads. 12 seconds.
On 26 Nov 2015 at 8:37am Webbo wrote:
How do you go back to the main forum page?
Do you click the menu link, the 'Lewes Forum' link at the top or bottom of the post or just use your browsers back button?
And which browser do you use?

The 'Lewes Forum link takes about a second when I do it!
On 26 Nov 2015 at 9:58am Grunge wrote:
Laptop. Google. It varies from thread to thread. Just now, 15 secs from "The Lewes Forum" to red list, then 12ish secs. to Poor Performance thread. Others vary from this, lesser or greater.
On 26 Nov 2015 at 10:08am Webbo wrote:
Which link to you click to get back to the red list though?
On 26 Nov 2015 at 11:33am Claire wrote:
always takes ages to load, from any device, any time
On 26 Nov 2015 at 12:24pm Grunge wrote:
I click the back arrow.
On 27 Nov 2015 at 8:37am ar10642 wrote:
Webbo, are you using Bootstrap for the mobile view? If so why not ditch the old view and go 100% Bootstrap instead? Very easy to make it responsive so the same code can work on phones, iPads and full screen browsers.
On 27 Nov 2015 at 9:03am Webbo wrote:
Yes I am and I have made a start on converting the desktop site but it's quite a big job and it's more difficult to get the same amount of info in the users face with bootstrap especially on smaller screens.
On 27 Nov 2015 at 9:36am ar10642 wrote:
You've probably already seen but the hidden-s and hidden-xs classes can help you a lot there. You could always look to asynchronously lazy load some non-essential content via JS as well to improve load times.
On 27 Nov 2015 at 9:45am Webbo wrote:
Yup, aware of those and already using lazyload on both the mobile and desktop sites.
The problem is with displaying the content rather than hiding it
On 27 Nov 2015 at 2:48pm ar10642 wrote:
Maybe reduce some of the extra bits - sometimes less is more. Good luck though
On 27 Nov 2015 at 8:59pm Judge Mental wrote:
If it only takes 1 second for you, Webbo, to load the page then I think you're pretty unique!
On 29 Nov 2015 at 8:00pm webbo wrote:
Ok I've been tinkering and improving speed of these pages
Let me know if it's better for you now

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