Up Down

First of all, I tweaked the blog headers and author title text. The author now shows up right under the blog post title along with the time of the post. There is a small comment link there, and then a bigger one at the bottom of the post.

You may have noticed that the site has been pretty slow lately. Some of that has been from increase in traffic, which is natural, and some has been because we’ve been doing a lot of work in the backend. But apparently a huge chunk came from googlebot indexing as well – almost half a gig of traffic per day!

So I’m working now to figure out how to optimize the site for the most amount of content indexed for the least amount of bandwidth eaten up.

I’m also trying to speed up a few other things – the share links in the sidebar have been changed, for example. The individual site share links were each calling an outside site and holding up the loading of the sidebar. Changing it to just “addthis” has it call only one source instead of five or six.

I also removed the background image. I liked it, but I had put it in there on day one as a placeholder and forgot about it. I checked it today and it was almost 800kb! That’s almost one mb every time someone hits the page! Taking it out should make the site go a lot faster and help keep the bandwidth down. I’ll see what I can do for replacing it – probably a solid color.

I’m going to have to try and tighten up some code and optimize some other images as well.

Want to stay up to date? Click here to subscribe to updates by RSS!
You can also sign up to get updates by Email!
« | »

1 Comment Post New »

  1. avatar television sets wrote on at March 10, 2012 12:36 am:

    I image this might be numerous upon the written content? on the other hand I nonetheless imagine that it could be appropriate for virtually any form of topic material, as a result of it will continuously be pleasing to decide a heat and delightful face or maybe pay attention a voice while initial landing.

    [Reply]

Trackbacks and Related Posts

Content from other blogs and on this site that links back to this post.

    RSS feed for comments on this post. TrackBack URI

    Leave a comment

    Registered users may edit their comments past the 5 minute limit. [Register] [Login] [Logout]
    HTML is allowed, but posts containing more than two links or sketchy code will be held for moderation.

    « | »