Web Source Web Design Tips - Decreasing A Website's Load TimeWritten by Shelley Lowery
The main page of your web site should load in 8 seconds or less with a 56K modem.
According to two recent surveys, conducted by Forrester Research and Gartner Group, ecommerce sites are losing $1.1 to $1.3 billion in revenue each year due to customers click- away caused by slow loading sites.
Tips for keeping your load time down:
- Avoid large, slow loading graphics
- Avoid using too many graphics and/or banners
Web Source Web Design Tips - Using META Tags to Prevent Browser CacheWritten by Shelley Lowery
Meta tags are used to give detailed instructions, in regard to a web page, to Search Engines and browsers.
When visiting a web site, your browser will cache or make a copy of web site for fasting viewing your next visit. This will prevent your regular visitors from seeing your new content unless they manually reload their browser.