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posticon Congrats on the new look


Hi Guys,

Well done with the new look of this board. Looks very nice indeed and VERY easy on the eye emoticon

I did notice however that it has slowed down the scrolling function quite considerably when viewing a thread, am not sure why but it could be related to the side-bar. (am using Cable and IE7 and viewing this board in 1024x768)

Wanted to ask what program you have used to create an image for the board title (the one that has a mirror effect), I love it "thumbs-up"

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Re: Congrats on the new look


Thanks, Jalalski! emoticon

I thought the relatively slow scrolling in IE might be due to the iframes in the sidebar, but it didn't make a difference when I took them out at the test board which has the exact same layout as this one. Then I tried taking out the whole sidebar, and that didn't change it either.

Since the layout is pretty much the same as the Asphalt Skin, I really have no idea why this board and the test board without the iframes load more slowly than the asphalt skin does in IE.


The board title and main page header images with the reflection/mirror effect were made with The Gimp. To create that effect, I duplicated the layer, flipped it vertically, then used a mask to give it that fading off effect and lowered the reflection layer's opacity. Thanks for the compliment! I'm glad you like it. emoticon

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Re: Congrats on the new look


Thanks Lesa,

I think it is IE7 related for sure, as I am now viewing the board with IE6 and no problems here at all with either scrolling or load time. It is working perfectly.

Thank for the tip about the header images. I'll try it shortly.

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You're welcome, Jalalski. emoticon Thanks for the feedback about IE6, too. emoticon

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No worries Lesa.

P.S. I have downloaded the gimp program last night but couldn't figure out which font you have used to create this text?

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Verdana bold. Exotic, huh? emoticon

There used to be a way to do stretched text through the filters (which I used), but I don't see that option anywhere with v2.4.5. You can just type in your text, though, and re-size its height to make it shorter. emoticon

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Re: Congrats on the new look


Sort of a question that relates here.
Yesterday I downloaded the newest Firefox and the newest AVG......
NOW......my site is really S....L....O....W at scrolling.
Could it be something in those? OR a problem on my site......
You all seem to work just fine!
(PS the Firefox had to be uninstalled and reinstalled, as it did not load right the first time)

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Did you check your resources to see if they were maxed out?

ctrl+alt+delete (just once!) and click on the "Performance" tab the next time you visit your board and it's slow. If you don't know what you're looking at, then alt+prt scr, paste what's in your clipboard to an image editor, and post a screen grab here.

Did you download FF3 (which is currently in beta) or was it the latest version of FF2?

Edit to add: Your board scrolls quickly in FF v2.0.0.14 on my machine.

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Ummmm, perhaps I did it wrong, but when I did the "ctrl+alt+delete (just once!)", I did not get any change. So no performance tab.
I did click on the Firefox "View Speed Report" and got this....(just copied it, so all the 'charts' are run together, so hopefully you can read it)

 
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Web Page Speed Report
URL: http://www.runboard.com/bqueenysobsessions.f2.t1011|offset=420
Title: MAY CHATTER ~ at Runboard.com
Date: Report run on Thu May 22 08:41:02CDT2008
Diagnosis
Global Statistics
Total HTTP Requests: 35
Total Size: 1529359 bytes
Object Size Totals
Object type Size (bytes) Download @ 56K (seconds) Download @ T1 (seconds)
HTML: 10534 2.30 0.26
HTML Images: 1496391 304.63 14.33
CSS Images: 0 0.00 0.00
Total Images: 1496391 304.63 14.33
Javascript: 6880 1.57 0.24
CSS: 15554 3.30 0.28
Multimedia: 0 0.00 0.00
Other: 0 0.00 0.00
External Objects
External Object QTY
Total HTML: 1
Total HTML Images: 32
Total CSS Images: 0
Total Images: 32
Total Scripts: 1
Total CSS imports: 1
Total Frames: 0
Total Iframes: 0
Download Times*
Connection Rate Download Time
14.4K 1192.33 seconds
28.8K 599.66 seconds
33.6K 515.00 seconds
56K 311.80 seconds
ISDN 128K 100.34 seconds
T1 1.44Mbps 15.10 seconds

*Note that these download times are based on the full connection rate for ISDN and T1 connections. Modem connections (56Kbps or less) are corrected by a packet loss factor of 0.7. All download times include delays due to round-trip latency with an average of 0.2 seconds per object. With 35 total objects for this page, that computes to a total lag time due to latency of 7 seconds. Note also that this download time calculation does not take into account delays due to XHTML parsing and rendering.
Page Objects
QTY SIZE# TYPE URL
2 755845 IMG http://tinyurl.com/288ojd
1 228583 IMG http://i100.photobucket.com/albums/m25/mariel_58/good%20morning/pat041208thursday7.gif
2 91194 IMG http://i100.photobucket.com/albums/m25/mariel_58/10887655.gif
8 58958 IMG http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v38/overthehillfan/Smilies/Runboard/03.gif
2 50830 IMG http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b301/susanababy/g-3.jpg
1 39020 IMG http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v38/overthehillfan/RUNBOARD/freedomisntfree.jpg
2 33102 IMG http://i100.photobucket.com/albums/m25/mariel_58/PDVD_047.jpg
1 32155 IMG http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v38/overthehillfan/RUNBOARD/Banners/GNBanner1.jpg
1 29033 IMG http://i28.photobucket.com/albums/c227/rogueca/Sigs/HesBack.jpg
1 27349 IMG http://i100.photobucket.com/albums/m25/mariel_58/argentina/GniteButterflyStormyAmbi.jpg
2 21969 IMG http://tinyurl.com/39gb26
1 15934 IMG http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a279/Justbec/Greetings/30-1.jpg
1 15554 CSS http://img.runboard.com/img/css/msg/default.css
2 13897 IMG http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v38/overthehillfan/Smilies/Hugs%20and%20Kisses/BK.gif
1 12874 IMG http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v38/overthehillfan/RUNBOARD/WetFloorAward2.gif
1 12377 IMG http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v38/overthehillfan/Smilies/Runboard/003.gif
1 11680 IMG http://i118.photobucket.com/albums/o108/support-the-troops/Lost/fairy_71.gif
1 10534 HTML http://www.runboard.com/bqueenysobsessions.f2.t1011|offset=420
2 9498 IMG http://i100.photobucket.com/albums/m25/mariel_58/Arnold%202/6728840.gif
2 7257 IMG http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b301/susanababy/81ozlp3.gif
1 7198 IMG http://i28.photobucket.com/albums/c227/rogueca/Avatars/3-18Batman.jpg
2 6880 SCRIPT http://pagead2.googlesyndication.com/pagead/show_ads.js
2 5194 IMG http://tinyurl.com/4qewl7
2 4883 IMG http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v468/cougar55/Angels/thNight_Angel.jpg
1 4382 IMG http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v38/overthehillfan/Smilies/Runboard/4455.gif
2 3379 IMG http://tinyurl.com/28eku5
1 3282 IMG http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a279/Justbec/bbs.gif
1 3249 IMG http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v38/overthehillfan/Smilies/Runboard/greet024.gif
1 2841 IMG http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a279/Justbec/p3.gif
1 2256 IMG http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v38/overthehillfan/RUNBOARD/Emots/D1.gif
1 2162 IMG http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v38/overthehillfan/Smilies/Runboard/120.gif
5 2126 IMG http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v38/overthehillfan/Smilies/Hugs%20and%20Kisses/squeeze.gif
1 1847 IMG http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v38/overthehillfan/Smilies/Runboard/133.gif
9 1199 IMG http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v38/overthehillfan/Smilies/Hugs%20and%20Kisses/grouphug.gif
4 838 IMG http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v38/overthehillfan/Smilies/Runboard/146.gif
35 ^ 1529359* Total (^unique objects)

# Congratulations. This site is using HTTP compression, otherwise called content encoding using gzip. The sizes reported here are for compressed content sent from the server to the client.

* CSS alternate stylesheets may be referenced in the HTML but are not actually downloaded until they are needed and are therefore not included in the total page size.
Analysis and Recommendations

    * TOTAL_HTML - Congratulations, the total number of HTML files on this page (including the main HTML file) is 1 which most browsers can multithread. Minimizing HTTP requests is key for web site optimization.
    * TOTAL_OBJECTS - Warning! The total number of objects on this page is 35 - consider reducing this to a more reasonable number. Combine, refine, and optimize your external objects. Replace graphic rollovers with CSS rollovers to speed display and minimize HTTP requests.(CSS, isn't that your expertise? LOL)
    * TOTAL_IMAGES - Warning! The total number of images on this page is 32 , consider reducing this to a more reasonable number. Combine, refine, and optimize your graphics. Replace graphic rollovers with CSS rollovers to speed display and minimize HTTP requests.
    * TOTAL_CSS - Congratulations, the total number of external CSS files on this page is 1 . Because external CSS files must be in the HEAD of your HTML document, they must load first before any BODY content displays. Although they are cached, CSS files slow down the initial display of your page.
    * TOTAL_SIZE - Warning! The total size of this page is 1529359 bytes, which will load in 311.80 seconds on a 56Kbps modem. Consider reducing total page size to less than 30K to achieve sub eight second response times on 56K connections. Pages over 100K exceed most attention thresholds at 56Kbps, even with feedback. Consider contacting us about our optimization services.
    * TOTAL_SCRIPT - Congratulations, the total number of external script files on this page is 1 . External scripts are less reliably cached than CSS files so consider combining scripts into one, or even embedding them into high-traffic pages.
    * HTML_SIZE - Congratulations, the total size of this HTML file is 10534 bytes, which less than 20K. Assuming that you specify the HEIGHT and WIDTH of your images, this size allows your page to display content in well under 8 seconds, the average time users are willing to wait for a page to display without feedback.
    * IMAGES_SIZE - Warning! The total size of your images is 1496391 bytes, which is over 30K. Consider optimizing your images for size, combining them, and replacing graphic rollovers with CSS.
    * SCRIPT_SIZE - Caution. The total size of your external scripts is 6880 bytes, which is above 4080 bytes and less than 8K. Consider optimizing your scripts and eliminating features to reduce this to a more reasonable size.
    * CSS_SIZE - Warning! The total size of your external CSS is 15554 bytes, which is over 8K. Consider optimizing your CSS for size by eliminating whitespace, using shorthand notation, and combining multiple CSS files where appropriate.
    * MULTIM_SIZE - Congratulations, the total size of all your external multimedia files is 0 bytes, which is less than 4K.




Also capped my Firefox version...Looks like I have FF3.....
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...when I did the "ctrl+alt+delete (just once!)", I did not get any change. So no performance tab.


Nothing popped up? Did you hold down all three keys at the same time? I wonder if that doesn't work with laptops. emoticon


I've never seen a Firefox speed report before. Where did you find that?

I'm not sure, but I think "35 ^ 1529359* Total (^unique objects)" means that page has about 1.5mb of files embedded into it. I don't see any difference scrolling that page, but if you're on a laptop, I might have more available resources than you do.

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Looks like I have FF3.....


You have the beta. emoticon Pastor Rick has it too, so I'll ask him to look at that page through his. emoticon

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