Site review: How's the load time?

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Just launched this wall sticker and decal site last month: Lana Decals - Home decor to transform your wall into a work of art!

How's the load time for you?

Any recommendations on layout or functionality?

Does the site look professional and trustworthy?

Thanks for your input!
#load #review #site #time
  • Profile picture of the author RobinInTexas
    Page load is not too bad considering the number of images
    WebPagetest Optimization Check Results - Dulles : lanadecals.com/ - 11/05/13 11:41:58

    You could reduce the sizes of some images.

    The front page is somewhat cluttered to me, just an assortment of products thrown up against the wall hoping something's going to stick/sell. I don't intend the pun, but I'm at a loss for an alternate way to describe my impression.
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    • Profile picture of the author TomVa
      Originally Posted by RobinInTexas View Post

      Page load is not too bad considering the number of images
      WebPagetest Optimization Check Results - Dulles : lanadecals.com/ - 11/05/13 11:41:58

      You could reduce the sizes of some images.

      The front page is somewhat cluttered to me, just an assortment of products thrown up against the wall hoping something's going to stick/sell. I don't intend the pun, but I'm at a loss for an alternate way to describe my impression.
      I disagree to a point, one thing I would susgest is mabe on your boxes put a solid 2px border make the background a little darker then your background on the main page, *shrugs* The best thing to do is, HOW DO YOU FEEL ABOUT IT? Had it made and money yet? IF so or if not how much traffic have you pushed to it. What type of traffic? good luck its a great start that is for sure!
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      • Profile picture of the author Bill321
        Loads really fast for me. May I ask what webhost you are using?

        thanks

        Bill
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        • Profile picture of the author lanadecals
          Originally Posted by Bill321 View Post

          Loads really fast for me. May I ask what webhost you are using?

          thanks

          Bill
          I'm using Bluehost.
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        • Profile picture of the author lanadecals
          Originally Posted by Bill321 View Post

          Loads really fast for me. May I ask what webhost you are using?

          thanks

          Bill
          Nvm this site uses SHOPIFY for hosting. I'm confusing it w/ another site.
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  • Profile picture of the author lanadecals
    Haha thanks for the tips. I changed the front page a bit today.
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  • Profile picture of the author TomVa
    When I look over a site I never ever look at what other have stated before I make my own opinion and I am proud that you have a kick ass responsive site! WTG it loads fast it is clean love it love it love!
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  • Profile picture of the author CharlesL
    Loads fast for me.
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  • Profile picture of the author lanadecals
    thank you for the feedback and suggestions! sales are picking up and there is decent organic traffic coming in. I just started using 7search as well.
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  • Profile picture of the author vf8170
    It loads fast for me. I will say that it looks more like a blog than a store to me. Not that it looks bad, it looks pretty good but some better navigation couldn't hurt. I almost said categories for people to look around, then I noticed you had them up top. If I missed them, others will too. Just my .02. Good job though (and good luck!).
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  • Profile picture of the author brettb
    Very fast for me as well, and I'm in Thailand. Kudos to Bluehost!

    If anyone wants to improve load speed then check external JavaScript and other calls (especially 3rd party ads).

    I made FindAForum MUCH MUCH faster by putting the Alexa stats box in an iframe. Then my site loads quickly without having to wait for the Alexa box to appear (which often takes a good minute!)...
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  • Profile picture of the author Matthew Shelton
    Site loaded really fast. Suggestion - it took me a bit of clicking around to realize that there was more than one page of decals for each category - maybe make the additional page icons bigger and also put the next page icon up at the TOP of each page too.
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  • Profile picture of the author kpmedia
    It's not consistent.
    I loaded it several times. Some are slow (~5s+), some okay (~2-3s). None are "fast" (~1s).
    It's Bluehost throttling that causes it.
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    • Profile picture of the author lanadecals
      Thanks for the responses.

      Hosting is by Shopify btw.

      Originally Posted by kpmedia View Post

      It's not consistent.
      I loaded it several times. Some are slow (~5s+), some okay (~2-3s). None are "fast" (~1s).
      It's Bluehost throttling that causes it.
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  • Profile picture of the author blackli0n
    Load time is great considering the number of images and you're using shared hosting.

    Designwise, you're lacking many things that it needs to look truly professional. The obvious giveaways are the fonts. The words don't seem to match well together. They feel awkwardly placed and in different shapes and shades. The typography doesn't feel as refined and precisely placed.
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  • Profile picture of the author sohom
    use this tool to check , how good your page speed is
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