In this article, we’ll give you several reasons why your website takes too long to load, and what you can do about it.
1. Unoptimized images
Not all images need to be of high-resolution, unless your business demands that your website visitors see the images in their best possible quality, for example in a photography portfolio website.
Even if that is the case, not every page needs to have high-resolution images. In an image gallery that showcases all the images, you could simply introduce thumbnails that each link to a particular curation page where you display the original image.
In general, high-resolution images will load slower, but this is not dependent on the value of its resolution. A 1920px image can be bigger than 1MB — this is already an unacceptable size for a website image. However, the same image quality can take only 300KB or less (recommended for most websites).
3. The website is not built for slower connections
Some developers who develop websites for clients in countries with high-speed internet can be unaware of the limited internet speeds in other countries. A good developer will try to optimize for slow connection speeds.
However, if this is not anymore possible for even lower connection speed, the developer will optimize the website for the minimum bandwidth speed that the target audience is likely to use. The developer must also consider the speed of the Internet through mobile devices using mobile data, and ensuring that the amount of data to be loaded will not drain the user’s data package.
Is you website slow?
These are the three possible reasons why your website takes too long to load. Be sure to contact us at Island Media and ask us to evaluate your website. We’ll give you incredibly useful advice on how to improve the user experience of your website.