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Posted: May 13, 2011, 2:53 pm - IP Logged

This afternoon I installed the latest updates to the Lottery Post Web site, which were mainly focused on improvement of page load times.

To say it is a major overhaul is almost an understatement, but if I have done my job well, the only thing someone would notice is that pages finish loading faster.

It is possible that there are a few bugs out there, because it is very difficult to test wide-sweeping changes like this.  If you did see a bug, it would probably be a missing graphic, or a strange repeating graphic.  If you notice something like that, please don't keep it to yourself — let me know about it so I can fix it.

When letting me know about any strange graphical problems, please let me know what browser you're using (including the version number), so I can test it using the same browser that you're using.

As an aside, sometimes people post questions about why the heck I keep "changing things".  Sometimes I get accused of "breaking things" because it "changes so often".

Well, all I'll say is that if I did not constantly focus on improving performance and "changing things", the site would have died a long time ago.  Every day the site's content and audience grows, and I need to stay one step ahead of the next breaking point if the site is to continue to respond the way you expect it to.  At any one moment there are literally thousands of people on the site — viewing lottery results, posting messages, reading news, checking their private messages, searching results and content, etc. — and it takes a very highly tuned Web site to be able to handle all of that 24/7.

I'd be interested to hear from anyone who wants to weigh in about how performance is doing now.  Has it gotten better?  Is it the same?  Is it worse?

 

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    shirbird's avatar - oliana
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    Posted: May 13, 2011, 5:19 pm - IP Logged

    great job todd my loading faster.Hyper

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      Posted: May 13, 2011, 5:28 pm - IP Logged

      Todd ,

           Awsome improvments web pages load a lot faster with no lag time . No bugs or  missing graphics . The site Rocks !!!!

                                                                                                                                                                                 CajunWin4

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        Posted: May 13, 2011, 5:29 pm - IP Logged

        Pages are loading faster and performance seems better also.   Thanks ...!

                                                     

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          Posted: May 13, 2011, 5:44 pm - IP Logged

          Type = warp Crazy.Crazy has been acheived NCIO !!!!

            blissychrissy's avatar - bleach17
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            Posted: May 13, 2011, 6:52 pm - IP Logged

            great job todd its much better thanksGroup Hug

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              Posted: May 13, 2011, 6:55 pm - IP Logged

              Maneuverability around the site seems definitely quicker than normalThumbs Up..loading the "see yesterdays winners" takes the same amount of time as usual.

              "No matter how bad things may get, I'd like to thank my middle finger

              for always sticking up for me.."

               


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                Posted: May 13, 2011, 7:07 pm - IP Logged

                No change for me.   Why not have "see today's winners" instead?  Just asking.

                love to nibble those micey feet.

                 

                                             

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                  Posted: May 13, 2011, 7:46 pm - IP Logged

                  Thanks all for the honest feedback, please continue adding comments as you see it.  Emily, you can view today's winners, just click the forward arrow when you get to the Yesterday's Winners page.  (For those commenting on that particular page, the load time is longer because it loads so much data, not much I can do about that.)

                   

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                    Posted: May 13, 2011, 8:02 pm - IP Logged

                    Thanks all for the honest feedback, please continue adding comments as you see it.  Emily, you can view today's winners, just click the forward arrow when you get to the Yesterday's Winners page.  (For those commenting on that particular page, the load time is longer because it loads so much data, not much I can do about that.)

                    I've noticed a slitghtly faster loading time, though the real test will be when there's more people on the internet in my house.

                     

                    But I can post from my Iphone again, so that's very good.

                      libra's avatar - chi
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                      Posted: May 13, 2011, 8:14 pm - IP Logged

                      W.T.G. Todd  Seems to be loading faster, and no glitches so far.

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                        Posted: May 13, 2011, 10:01 pm - IP Logged

                        I've noticed a slitghtly faster loading time, though the real test will be when there's more people on the internet in my house.

                         

                        But I can post from my Iphone again, so that's very good.

                        Yeah, forgot to mention that I fixed the editor for the iPhone and android devices.

                         

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                          Posted: May 13, 2011, 10:33 pm - IP Logged

                          Actually, I was posting predictions earlier this evening and thought the prediction page loaded a bit quicker than usual. This was before I learned of the changes. Also, I notice when typing this post that the text has less lag than it did before.

                          Give someone a fish and feed them for a day. Teach them to use the internet and they won't bother you for weeks. 

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                            Posted: May 13, 2011, 11:34 pm - IP Logged

                            Sweet Todd - I know that.  I just don't look at yesterday's winners.  I want to see who is hot today - just trying to save me some time.  Hugs - Emily

                            love to nibble those micey feet.

                             

                                                         

                              sully16's avatar - sharan
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                              Posted: May 13, 2011, 11:40 pm - IP Logged

                              Todd, I can tell a big difference, and you know my computor is a dinosaur. Thanks.

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