Wednesday, February 20, 2008 4:28 PMI'd like to see the team spend some time optimizing the CSS sheet used for this version of the forums as well. I'd like to see a CSS document with no comments (if there are sections that are commented out, they aren't used and shouldn't be in production). There's no reason for a client to download this extra information.
Also, there are, when I loaded the main forums page, 108 requests for /resources/images/noicon.gif, which add up to almost 30 KB. Can we shrink that gif size, or remove it altogether?
One last comment/question - Are there size limites to Avatars? Meaning byte size, not physical dimensions.
From Fiddler, here are the site stats just to load the main forums page here:
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- Edited by Phil BrammerMVP Wednesday, February 20, 2008 4:35 PM Adding site stats.
Wednesday, February 20, 2008 8:59 PMThanks for the info and suggestions. We're working on a performance focused pass for our next update. Minifying JS, CSS and so on are going to be part of that. We'll also be looking in to what we can do to reduces the number of GET's the page actually does on the initial load.
I will have to check on the avatar size question, off hand I don't know what the max upload size is. We only keep a "small" and "large" version that is created server side upon upload.