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Posted: February 16, 2007, 5:31 pm - IP Logged

I just implemented a very cool enhancement to all the forum pages, which speeds up the loading of the pages greatly.

The enhancement delays the loading of avatar images not hosted on the Lottery Post web server ("external avatars") until after the page finishes loading the basic framework.

Some members use avatars that are hosted on free image servers (i.e., slow servers), and every page such a member posted on would take a long time to load and appear to be "stuck", as the page attempted to load all of the slow external avatars.

With the new enhancement, the page finishes loading quickly and can be used right away, as the external avatars get loaded in the background.

 

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    Posted: February 16, 2007, 5:33 pm - IP Logged

    By the way, next up is to take this one step further, and to apply the same technique to images posted in forum posts and signatures.

    I'm finding that people are choosing to host their images in some pretty slow places, and unfortunately it makes Lottery Post look very slow -- but it's really that other slow image site that's killing performance.

     

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      Posted: February 16, 2007, 9:17 pm - IP Logged

      Todd - Speeds up the loading of the pages greatly is an understatement...members don't blink or you will miss the loading of the page !!

      As always Todd, Great Job !!

      This page was generated in 0.0072 seconds.
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      Good Luck Lep

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        Posted: February 16, 2007, 9:30 pm - IP Logged

        wow!  Thanks.

        love to nibble those micey feet.

         

                                     

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          Posted: February 16, 2007, 9:31 pm - IP Logged

          Todd - Speeds up the loading of the pages greatly is an understatement...members don't blink or you will miss the loading of the page !!

          As always Todd, Great Job !!

          This page was generated in 0.0072 seconds.
          Copyright © 1999-2006 lotterypost.com.  All rights reserved

          Thanks for upgrade!!!  indeed great jobHurray!

          LOTTERY So easy a caveman could do it !!!Bang Head

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            Posted: February 16, 2007, 10:03 pm - IP Logged

            Todd - Speeds up the loading of the pages greatly is an understatement...members don't blink or you will miss the loading of the page !!

            As always Todd, Great Job !!

            This page was generated in 0.0072 seconds.
            Copyright © 1999-2006 lotterypost.com.  All rights reserved

            Thanks!  Not only for the nice comment, but also for showing me that I need to update the copyright at the bottom! Embarassed

             

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              Posted: February 16, 2007, 10:35 pm - IP Logged

              Anything to help dial-up is a good thing!

              Glad you continually try to improve Lottery Post.

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                Posted: February 16, 2007, 11:20 pm - IP Logged

                Thanks Todd,

                I got so I would not even open a thread by user name or an ongoing thread that loaded slow.

                They loaded slower than molasses in January.

                WHATT

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                  Posted: February 16, 2007, 11:25 pm - IP Logged

                  Thanks Todd!

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                    Posted: February 17, 2007, 1:43 am - IP Logged

                    Thanks Todd,

                    I got so I would not even open a thread by user name or an ongoing thread that loaded slow.

                    They loaded slower than molasses in January.

                    I know what you mean. Even with my hyped-up cable modem things were going painfully slow on some threads, and I figured out that some of the images linked to other web servers ("free image servers") were the culprit.

                    I'm really happy with the way this technique gets the page loaded quickly, and then if it takes extra time to load a few images after that, who cares, at least you can immediately start to work with the page.

                    Once I get it working with signatures and posts too it will really hum.

                     

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                      Posted: February 17, 2007, 1:44 pm - IP Logged

                      Fantastic as usual

                       

                      I didn't know that some people's posts loaded more slowly than others.. hmmm...

                      Just didn't play attention, or this computer here works out the kinks for me..

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                        Posted: February 18, 2007, 1:17 am - IP Logged

                        I just finished installing the expanded version of this technique, which also delays loading external images posted to message content and signatures.  It's pretty cool being able to gain control of the page (for example, scrolling down the page), while the huge external images continue loaded in the background.

                        (As explained earlier, "external images" are images store on non-Lottery Post servers - for example, on free image storage web sites, which are notoriously sloooooow.)

                         

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                          Posted: February 18, 2007, 8:53 am - IP Logged

                          Thanks Todd Thanks for making my Roadrunner speed up!Goodluck

                          Note:I know this is off the suject matter but you should put some predictions on the Board,i want to compete with you and see who wins