undeferencebrgaming
Oct 25, 2017

Site design and responsiveness

7 comments

Edited: Oct 25, 2017

This site is very slow. Every page load takes over 10 seconds to fully load.

The header is massive. Together with the menu, it takes up about 2/3 of the vertical space in my browser window (1024x576).

Blue text on a gray background is barely legible. White on light gray as well.

 

Does this count as "something engaging"?

Muffin
Nov 1, 2017

Well I wonder who this could be. The ONLY person in 2 years to say anything like this about my site. I'm sorry my site loads slow ONLY for you. I'm sorry your resolution is so small that websites look large for you. What you claim though is actually only applicable to you as I check analytics almost everyday and see no slow loading ever!

undeferencebrgaming
Nov 1, 2017

Hey, no need to get defensive. If you don't care about feedback, just say it and go on with your day.

 

I doubt I am the only one who noticed issues though; I'm just the only one who created an account and posted about it on the forum. According to my metrics: this page required 157 requests (not counting blocked requests) for a total of 10.26MB, mostly compressed. DOMContentLoaded took a reasonable 776ms but load (i.e., "onload") took 8.71 seconds, and content did not completely finish loading for 37.9 seconds. Most requests took <100ms from start to finish, but one request took almost 6 seconds - POST https://hcount.galilcloud.wixapps.net, which seems to be for the analytics you use to determine if your site loads slowly—Wix's mess. But don't take my word for it: https://gtmetrix.com/reports/www.metrodetroitgaming.com/CJD2WFyy

 

Admittedly, my screen resolution is pretty low nowadays, but even so, I won't have browser windows fullscreen/maximized because I need to be able to see other things at the same time. Carrying around extra monitors with my laptop doesn't make much sense IMO.

 

Regardless of all of that, UX and a13y are much more important (i.e., the low contrast).

Muffin
Nov 1, 2017

I went ahead to show you some analytics. This is a test coming from halfway around the world with a load time of under 2 seconds on the main page and the Rust server page. I dont know how much more I can show that the website is not the problem.

 

 

 

undeferencebrgaming
Nov 1, 2017

 

 

Muffin
Nov 2, 2017

Yea I dunno, sorry you dont like my site and it doesnt load fast enough for you. That resolution tho... I couldnt do it. I DO appreciate you showing me. Im sure it could be faster

Muffin
Nov 2, 2017

Wanna post your internet speed?

undeferencebrgaming
Nov 2, 2017

Sure

According to smokeping, my download speed over the past week has been 23.1Mbps (once on Wednesday, thanks Comcast!) to 88.7Mbps, with an average of 86.7Mbps; and my upload speed has been 2Mbps (on Friday and Monday, thanks again Comcast!) to 12.7Mbps, with an average of 11.8Mbps.

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