All the webmasters would agree that page load time should be as low as possible. This post will focus on HOW TO REDUCE THE PAGE LOAD TIME which is a key factor to increase the functionality of the blog or site. An optimal page load time should be less than 5 seconds. Without wasting any more time, let me give you top 10 possible ways to reduce the page load time:
1) AVOID FLASH CONTENT
Flash content is header or titles should be avoided as they take a long time to load.
2) MAKE YOUR HOMEPAGE AS SIMPLE AS POSSIBLE
Another major point that you must consider is to make your homepage simple. By simple I mean to say that it should not contain any unnecessarily flash content and heavy images.
3) REDUCE THE SIZE OF IMAGES
Size of the images should be kept low. Try using gif rather than png or jpeg. Also if possible, make your blog posts continue reading enabled (which you can learn from here) and try not to show large or animated images on your front page.
4) LIMIT YOUR BLOGROLL
You should limit your blogroll to 10-15 links only. Large number of links will make your blog take a larger time to load.
6) AVOID USING LARGE AMOUNT OF WIDGETS
Widgets take a lot of time to load. You must minimize their usage.
7) AVOID SCRIPT SOURCING TO OTHER WEBSITES/BLOGS
8) AVOID AJAX
9) AVOID LARGE and SLOW LOADING GRAPHICS
Clearly understandable from the heading itself, these increase the page load time.
10) CHOOSE A SIMPLE TEMPLATE
Chosing a simple and smooth template will make your page load faster. Avoid pop-ups and limit the number of widgets.
I am sure if you will follow thw above steps, you will be able to reduce your page load time. If you are facing any problems in any of the above mentioned points, you can use the comments form.