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Showing Off - Part II


  #201  
Old May 5, 2012, 03:28 PM
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SharonJ
 
637 posts · Sep 2010
Duncan BC Canada
Hody, www.walfisch-freiburg.de takes 2-3 seconds to load. Your other site, tribe-online.de comes up partially in a couple of seconds but took about 10-15 seconds to load completely, with the graphic in the right sidebar.

One thing I would do is to go to ATO/Configure CSS and JS (at the very bottom) and make both files External, so "Yes" to both. It may help load fractionally faster, but it also cleans up your code. I tried to look at your graphics to see if they were optimized properly, which could be another reason for the slow load, but you have some javascript or something that prevents me from looking at them

If your graphic is, for instance, 250px x 150px, make sure your original graphic is that size, too. Do not use a 500px x 300px graphic and scale it down to something smaller.

As for the look of the tribe-online.de, yes it does look rather "Industrial," however, I am not your demographic and besides, it is a matter of personal taste. Why don't you ask your customers/viewers if they like it?

[note: making the CSS and JS external will not save any time for the first page load and will actually add a fraction of load time because a nother reqest is sent to the server. It will save time in viewing other pages since the CSS and JS will be in memory and each page will be smaller when loaded - JD]

Last edited by juggledad; May 5, 2012 at 03:41 PM.
  #202  
Old May 5, 2012, 04:11 PM
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Hody
 
156 posts · Apr 2012
Thanks again, just changed that option (was set to internal and twice to yes) and disabled the script that prevents you from looking at code and stuff, try again pls.
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  #203  
Old May 5, 2012, 04:31 PM
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SharonJ
 
637 posts · Sep 2010
Duncan BC Canada
This time, I had a timer. It took 32 seconds for the right hand graphic to load. What took a lot of time was google analytics, though I do not know why.

your 180 x 180 logo is 50k. It should be about 9 or 10k maximum. It only has 2 colours

TRENDnet Powerline Adapter TPL-405E / TPL-402E is about 9k so that is ok. The links take forever if i click the image. Why not take the link off the graphic and leave the link on "weiterlesen…"

Then again, this might just be my computer. I would ask some of your friends to test this for you, do not just take my word for it.

Check this out: http://www.searchenginejournal.com/b...ad-time/12419/

Last edited by SharonJ; May 5, 2012 at 06:46 PM. Reason: Additional Information
  #204  
Old May 5, 2012, 04:44 PM
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juggledad
 
23,570 posts · Mar 2009
OSX 10.11.5 WP 4.x Atahualpa(all) Safari, Firefox, Chrome
there are some options and extensions in FireFox you can use to see how long each piece of the page takes to load.

The page took 1m 44s to load for me
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Last edited by juggledad; May 5, 2012 at 04:50 PM.
  #205  
Old May 5, 2012, 05:02 PM
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Hody
 
156 posts · Apr 2012
Yepp, just skaled the logo and the rememberance picture of my friend in the footer down, having the impression it loads a tiny bit faster...
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  #206  
Old May 5, 2012, 07:17 PM
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lmilesw
 
10,174 posts · Jul 2009
Central New York State USA
I would try a test somtime when there is low activity and set the sidebar to not display to see how fast the page loads. I get the impression that all that code in the sidebar may be slowing things down.
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  #207  
Old May 8, 2012, 05:25 AM
paul_williams
 
37 posts · Jun 2009
Wales, UK
Quote:
Originally Posted by SharonJ
A very nice site. A couple of points though...

On your map page, your map is very slow to load because it is over 600K and

1,024px × 972px (scaled to 493px × 468px) Tut tut tut!

You want to resize your map to 493 x 468. There are probably still lots of people on dial-up who will not want to wait until it downloads in slow increments.

Also your team photos are pretty fuzzy. Any way of sharpening them up?
It's always great to get good constructive feedback. Thanks!
  #208  
Old May 8, 2012, 05:37 AM
paul_williams
 
37 posts · Jun 2009
Wales, UK
Such useful feedback from the last 'showoff'; here's another...
http://www.worksantiques.co.uk/
  #209  
Old May 14, 2012, 12:12 PM
zingo5
 
92 posts · Sep 2011
Here is one of my sites.
cheapsearchengineoptimizationsite.com
  #210  
Old May 24, 2012, 11:07 PM
sweeper240
 
71 posts · Jun 2009
Santa Monica, CA
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NOT MY DESIGN, NOT MY SITE

Just happy that as a true blood Missouri transplant to Californian, California has a great implementation of everyone's favorite theme

http://cgia.org/
  #211  
Old May 25, 2012, 10:41 AM
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SharonJ
 
637 posts · Sep 2010
Duncan BC Canada
Quote:
Originally Posted by paul_williams
Such useful feedback from the last 'showoff'; here's another...
http://www.worksantiques.co.uk/
Very nice, very corporate and responsible looking. My only comment would be to change the default favicon to something blue to match the colours of the rest of your site. Lose the green default star thingy.
  #212  
Old Jun 4, 2012, 07:42 AM
Amadeus
 
4 posts · May 2012
Quote:
Originally Posted by doop
Pretty basic but amazing how quick it was to setup - loving this theme!

http://www.glutenfreelifestyle.com.au/
Hello Doop,

I liked your website very much. I had a quick look with FF element inspector. Would you mind telling us how you positioned the div.character (katieross.png) on top of the page?

I'm sorry but I'm very new at Atahualpa.

Your help will be much appreciated
  #213  
Old Jun 4, 2012, 07:50 AM
Amadeus
 
4 posts · May 2012
Hello everyone,

(I posted this before but somehow it got lost?)

Here's my attempt with Atahualpa.

http://play.bugs3.com/

The site is not finished as you can see. The brief was to make a photographer's site clean and minimalist. I think I'm getting there. Shame the nice shadows around the container don't show in any IE version; FF, Opera and Chrome are fine. I might have to use graphics like other sites have done.

Two things I'm still struggling with is aligning the menu with the logo (align-bottom) and making the menu reflects the active page.

I'm still looking on this forum but haven't found the solution yet.

I'd appreciate your comments.

A big thank you to the creators of Atahualpa and the support team.
  #214  
Old Jun 4, 2012, 07:58 AM
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juggledad
 
23,570 posts · Mar 2009
OSX 10.11.5 WP 4.x Atahualpa(all) Safari, Firefox, Chrome
Amadeus - nice clean site.

use the firebug extension of firefox to play with the menu. Try setting the position relative and adjust the 'top' position - you will probably need to make the background transparent too.
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Last edited by juggledad; Jun 9, 2012 at 11:11 AM.
  #215  
Old Jun 6, 2012, 02:25 PM
cikatomo
 
6 posts · Jun 2012
Wouldn't be nice if you share the style.txt? :D
  #216  
Old Jun 6, 2012, 06:11 PM
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SharonJ
 
637 posts · Sep 2010
Duncan BC Canada
Quote:
Originally Posted by Amadeus
Hello everyone,

Here's my attempt with Atahualpa.

http://play.bugs3.com/

The site is not finished as you can see.
Hi Amadeus. In your photo gallery, I have a heck of a time getting out of it. I use Firefox. I do not see an X anywhere to escape, so I end up clicking all over the screen to escape it and finally it goes away.

I know you are not finished yet, but your galleries should be named something like "people and animals" and "Historic Architecture" or something to make it searchable.

Very clean looking, for sure.
  #217  
Old Jun 9, 2012, 08:51 AM
Amadeus
 
4 posts · May 2012
Quote:
Originally Posted by SharonJ
Hi Amadeus. In your photo gallery, I have a heck of a time getting out of it. I use Firefox. I do not see an X anywhere to escape, so I end up clicking all over the screen to escape it and finally it goes away.

I know you are not finished yet, but your galleries should be named something like "people and animals" and "Historic Architecture" or something to make it searchable.

Very clean looking, for sure.
Hi Sharon,

I'm using NextGEN Gallery with the default settings. Clicking on the picture gets you out of the gallery view. I will put a message to do so. At the moment the pictures are all stock photos. I will of course rename the galleries to whatever the pictures are about.

I appreciate your comments, thank you very much.
  #218  
Old Jun 9, 2012, 08:53 AM
Amadeus
 
4 posts · May 2012
Quote:
Originally Posted by juggledad
Amadeus - nice clean site.

use the firebug extension of firefox to play with the menu. Try setting the position relative and adjust the 'top' position - you will probably need to bake teh background transparent too.
Hi Juggledad,

Thank you for your comments. I'll get firebug and play about with it.
  #219  
Old Jun 10, 2012, 02:19 PM
adrian29630
 
39 posts · Sep 2011
Hi All

I have only just spotted this thread! Here are 3 recent sites I have completed using Atahualpa. For me this theme is by far the best I have ever come across and with all the options it offers I can't think of a reason to use any other. All I can say is thanks to all for putting this together. The other great thing is the rapid response to any help requests and invariably a simple solution into the bargain.

http://gocabrera.com
http://designcaribe.com
http://imagineonenessfoundation.com
  #220  
Old Jun 13, 2012, 06:00 PM
Carey
 
17 posts · May 2012
Not quite finished with everything... but probably will be in a few weeks!

www.christianhomeandfamily.com

Any suggestions are appreciated! And thanks to lmilesw for all the help so far!
  #221  
Old Jul 12, 2012, 01:38 PM
BigSkyKatie
 
3 posts · Jul 2012
I switched over to Atahualpa yesterday. I'm thrilled with how customizable it is, as I wanted to make my blog consistent with my Zenfolio hosted photo gallery site. Using Atahualpa is as close as I've come. I'm also a sucker for rotating headers and/or home page slideshows. Yes, Zenfolio now offers a blog function, but I want to keep my Wordpress blog for a number of reasons. I'm also pleased with how easily customization is achieved using Atahualpa. I had to look a few things up in the forums, but answers were easily found.

http://blog.bigskycountry.net
  #222  
Old Jul 16, 2012, 05:07 AM
esel
 
8 posts · Feb 2012
Hey,

my site is nothing special and quite orange. Is it too much? http://www.2501.eu
Two questions:
1. The category menu bar has a different size in the center column than in the sidebars, how do I fix that?
2. I write about movies. Would you prefer to have a static page with big images of new movies as homepage or should i leave it as a blog.

Thanks
Chris

Last edited by lmilesw; Jul 16, 2012 at 11:56 AM.
  #223  
Old Jul 19, 2012, 05:48 AM
deanread
 
3 posts · Jul 2012
The site i'm currently playing with is... http://www.peakroutes.com/

Just trying to think of ideas to give it that extra something design wise.. any ideas folks?

Dean
  #224  
Old Jul 22, 2012, 06:31 PM
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SmallTimeMarketer
 
28 posts · Aug 2010
California
Quote:
Originally Posted by Qesmo
Here's the website i've made with the help of Atahualpa. I hope u guys like it, and if there's anything that you think I could improve, please say so
It took me about 8, 9 hours to make it.
http://qesmo.com/
When I viewed Qesmo.com site, it tried to give me a Trojan Virus Beware
  #225  
Old Aug 4, 2012, 11:48 AM
shocka
 
11 posts · May 2009
Hi,
Some great sites here.. even giving me some inspiration for my sites!

Here is some of my work so far.

http://www.eattravelsave.com - personal blog
http://www.juliasalerni.com - Friends site, I am proud of this site and it really shows the versatility of atahualpa.

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