In this article we will take a look at why you should keep your
web page(s) size small.
As any good webmaster knows you should keep the web page size
small, but why? It's really simple, both search engine spiders
and the visitors hate web pages that take forever to load
because it's harder to spider the web page or for the visitor
they just don't have time to wait for your web page to come up,
after all most web sites are not that great resource, so why
wait for the web page to load if your the visitor?
You should keep images down in size, the best way to do this is
with image compressors. Image compressors will crush the size to
make it load faster, but there is a down side to using image
compressors because they can make the image colors look like
they are out of place and horrible looking. The best way to
prevent this is by only doing this to images that are not photos
instead this should be used on art work images and try to use
the image compressors on images that are smaller, so it's harder
to see the image colors out of place.
A web page should use more HTML than images because this helps
cut down the size of your web page. Web pages also should not be
too wide or long. Instead cut the web page into two or three web
pages, this will also help your visitors not to be forced to
scroll down the web page to much and help them scan (Most
surfers scan pages for the info they are looking for.) the page
better to find the information the visitor is most interested in.
Flash can really slow web pages down even worse robots can't
read Flash and if your visitors don't have high speed (Most
Internet users still use dial up.) Internet it can take forever
to load or your visitors may not Flash installed on their
computer, like I said before who is going to wait to just see
your web page when they can visit someone else's site with
almost the same information as your sites? Flash really looks
great and can really make your site look outstanding, but there
are other ways to make your site look great without Flash. If
you have to use Flash try to make/get one that loads fast on
dial up and don't use a lot of it on your web site.
Java scripts can put a major load on your server and slow it
down. Robots can't read Java scripts and robots dislike Java
scripts. What makes me mad about some web designers is when they
use Java clocks, if the visitors need to know what time it is
they can look at the clock on the left side of their computer
and even if the computer doesn't have one they can look at the
clock in their house, it's that simple with the Java clocks you
don't need one on your site!
You should keep your web pages size between 10K and no more than
30K, so both the spiders are happy and most important your
visitors are happy too.
About the author:
Matt Colyer is the owner of the Marhen.com Network which
includes www.linkexchangeit.com and is a part-time SEO. He also
is a php, CGI and ASP developer.