May 2, 2017 at 11:35 am #17705
I love the layout, its as beautiful as I hoped for. But it’s too slow. I can’t get it to load fast enough to be useful. I bought the pro version hoping that the infinity scroll and lazy loading would fix the problem, but they did not. I think the images load fast enough anyway, it seems to be the delay is because it takes a while to write the script for layout each time? Not sure.
Feel free to check it out here: http://www.matttilghman.com/photo-category/location/florida/
Too slow, right? I think it drives away customers. Heck, it drives away me!
You can check out the other categories too, but the “Florida” one is the one I’ve been playing around with (infinity scroll, etc.) and the other categories dont have as many products so might not show as slow load times (but they will have as many products eventually).
I’ve made a few changes, mainly hiding the content from the layout. I’ve tried undoing those changes, and it doesn’t make it any faster.
Thanks for any help. If it can’t be solved I’ll have to go back to standard non-masonry product display… because that still shows up practically immediately!May 2, 2017 at 5:56 pm #17707
I just checked your site and i think the load time is fine. However to increase the load time, its better to use small image size as far as possible. Also, please use less posts per page. This will also increase the load time.
ThanksMay 2, 2017 at 6:01 pm #17708
Thanks for the response.
Maybe it’s as a I feared then, that the load time is simply too slow for my uses. Your tips make sense, but also as a photography gallery those are working against me, since I should have a fair number of photos and have them be nice and pretty and a decent size.
If you going to use 3 columns, then medium large image should do fine. And also due to the infinity scroll, decreasing the post per page won’t make much difference. As it will load more when scrolled down.
The calculation for layout position are done on the fly but it doesn’t make the loading slow. The slow loading is caused due to the wait time to allow to load all the image before placing it in the layout.
Still, i don’t find your site so slow at all. Looks good to me.