It has become the top preference for web designers to lessen the loading time of a website. Over the years, anyone who would load a site would wait at least seven seconds and should the waiting time expand more than that, and they would usually close the window. The average time that a website would load has been reduced from seven seconds down to three seconds. The task of reducing the loading time to three seconds takes precedence over anything especially if you’re working on a blog, a social media platform, an electronic commerce website, and many more.
Here are some tactics you can use so that you can minimize your website’s loading time:
Avert the use of heavy animations and images
Utilizing any animation and pictures is an inevitable aspect of any site. However, web designers should be mindful when they use animations such as flash or GIF and other weighty image files. It depends on the type of website that your client wants. If their website’s foundation is based solely on using large images, you could utilize Photoshop, Lightroom, or other software applications that are similar so that you can enhance the image quality. You could also create a section of the website for which the sole purpose is to store all images to allow the home page to load quicker.
When it comes to animations, you have to be timid and incorporate the “less is more” lesson. There are other ways of using animations instead of the massive GIF such as flash animation so that you could reduce the loading time and make the website more classy.
Abstain using table-based web designs
Other web designers might have overlooked it, but having a table-based web design takes longer to load. It is most especially true if there are tables within other tables, like table inception. There are methods to avoid this, and one of them is to use DIV and CSS tags. You can’t prevent the instances that you might have a customer who would specifically ask for a table-heavy design in which you would be forced to create full-page tables. You have no choice since this is the customer’s specifications but don’t use piled up tables to reduce the loading time of the website.
Utilize the hosting server carefully
It’s a no-brainer that the most basic foundation in decreasing the loading time of any website is to place them on a high-quality server. Sure, it goes both ways, and the user also needs to have the best internet speed, but it pays to host the website on the correct server. Maximize and play with the server allocation by relocating database websites on a different server so that you could lessen the loading time little by little.