Madfish Willie's Cyber Saloon

Well, now I've went and done it....

I've noticed my blog has been loading really slooooooow, here since lately. So after I finished Eric's new design today, I did some more housekeeping over here.

I determined several things were making my site load slow. Here's what I did:

I had external calls for scripts to load both the Munuviana blogroll and my personal stuff from Those two things were always hanging up the load times. So, for Munuviana, I just hard coded in the members in; for, I put in a D'oh! listing. I'll access those sites from my toolbar and gradually work them into the hard coded categories where they fit in.

I had a rotating banner script that selected a random banner from six choices. While the banner images are fairly large (as most banner images are), I decided I could rotate them out myself each week when I vote for the New Blog Showcase. I put my vote at the bottom of my sidebar, because it just has to be on the fron page to be counted.

Which brings us to the number of posts displayed on the page. I have my configuration set to 7 days. Well, some days I post 4 or 5 times. That's a lot of posts over a week's time. So, I decided to only show the last 20 posts. Then, in the sidebar above the Archives grouping, I put in a group that will show the titles of the last 15 posts that went off the page, so there would be easier access to them. [In case you can't live without the Dumb-Ass Jokes!]

I also took out most of my internal calls to stuff in modules and hard coded them into the index file. I left in the comments thingy, the extended text roll down thingy, and the random toasts thingys just because I wanted to. So there....

The net result is that my page should load quicker and you can get on with your business quicker when you visit. Let me know if there is anything you would like to see changed back!

ยป by Madfish Willie on January 5 :: Permalink :: Comments (2) :: HammerHead

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Heya! Regarding the referrer script that I use over at . . .

I use the script offered over at

Hope that helps you!

Posted by: Lisa on January 5, 2004 05:40 PM

Thank you Ms Lisa!

Posted by: The Bartender on January 5, 2004 08:04 PM