Thank you for developing such a wonderful that is YOU 🙂
Visual wise it’s a pleasure to look at and there are more features than I can dream of!
There is one question though and that is one regarding speed
After installing the theme along with some demo content (Photography) I noticed a serious drop in speed.
Of course there are a number of issues that underlie a problem like this. But I tried to remedy this by:
Using Short Pixel Image optimiser to compress the images
Installing WP Super Cache to speed up page serving
Installing Autoptimize to streamline Java content and some more code
(Had to disable this one again, because it would not let me load the 3D vertical animation)
Oh yes, and on my iPad Air 2 I’m getting a ‘problem loading this website error. Reloading page’ error. Only when I switch off 3D animation for the home page, I don’t get to see this error.
Any ideas on how to improve Page Speed scores, so that it ranks higher than around 50 (on mobile) and 70 Desktop and get rid of the ‘problem loading page error’?
My site’s urn is http://zeeuwsdomein.nl
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Glad to know you are liking the theme so far.
For the site’s speed, I tested your site on two server from Pingdom and both shows that the load time is dragged by ‘waiting’ for the server to respond to the request:
Can you please try to use another theme and check if the wait time would still be dragged?
After that, please set a non 3D page as homepage then test the site again to check if it was having 3D animation that could be dragging the load time too.
For the error on the iPad, have you tried to disable all your plugins just to check if any of them could be causing the error or not working well with 3D pages?
Thank you for your quick response 🙂 (and that on a Sunday! ;))
Did what you suggested and here are my results
Disabled YOU and enabled Thirty Sixteen. Some improvement occurred (around 10%)
Disabled 3D and speed went up considerably (around 20%) and it did away with the iPad error as a bonus
Now the iPad I have has 16Gb memory and is an iPad Air 2 (pretty fast), but the memory is somewhat limited.
The funny thing is, that on my iPhone 6s Plus, the site runs like a rabbit and there are no errors at all.
Switching themes really is not an option, as I really like your theme (a lot!)
And it would be a pity if I had to disable the 3D effect, as it really helps in showing my portfolio. (I think)
Anyway, it’s obvious that the speed really improves when disabling some features.
Another option for me would be to change my hosting package. (It is dedicated by the way and not shared)
But stepping up could solve the server problem I guess.
Any suggestions to what to do next from your point of view?
I altered the following in the Theme’s settings
Disabled the 3D effect altogether. Enabled padding (looks better)
and enabled ‘snap scroll’ instead of the 3D effect (speed increase)
Changed 4 columns into only one and Zoom effect+text
This takes care of the problems on my iPad (no more errors), makes my
portfolio look good and gives a slight speed increase as an added bonus 😉
It’s not perfect, but for the moment it’s the best I can squeeze out of it 😉
The 3D effect is a lot nicer, but if it slows down the site, then it’s better left alone (at least in my case)
To gain some more speed I use WP Super cache (mod rewrite set to ON) and Autoptimize (JAVA code streamliner)
Pingdom now gives me a performance grade of 86 (Stockholm server) which isn’t bad at all.
Leveraging browser caching could be improved (according to Pingdom) Any ideas how to pull that off?
It’s strange that disabling the 3d and enabling Snap would have any affect. They use the same JS file, so there is no extra load.
See the settings below that I use for autoptimize – :
Also, you need to enable a few things on your server. If you have access to the .htaccess file on your server, add the following to the bottom of it:
The site looks great btw!
Thanks for getting back on this so soon 🙂 Appreciate it a lot!
Yes, you’re right. Snap wouldn’t help much in getting faster speeds, but I thought disabling 3D for the Home page would?
But then again, JAVA is not really my ‘cup of tea’ so to speak 😉 So thank you for pointing that out 🙂
I’m going to implement the code you provided and insert it into the htaccess-file. As far as I understand it, it means using Gzip compression to speed up the process, right? That will help 🙂
Been a fan of Dynamix for many years and that’s not likely going to change with YOU 🙂
Thanks again and I will let you know how this plays out 🙂
Just implemented the code
Had to alter “<” and “>” before and after the “IfModule mod_deflate.c” code and change it into “<” and “>”
After that it worked just fine 🙂
I had the following code already in place:
ExpiresByType image/jpg "access 1 year"
ExpiresByType image/jpeg "access 1 year"
ExpiresByType image/gif "access 1 year"
ExpiresByType image/png "access 1 year"
ExpiresByType text/css "access 1 month"
ExpiresByType text/html "access 1 month"
ExpiresByType application/pdf "access 1 month"
ExpiresByType application/x-shockwave-flash "access 1 month"
ExpiresByType image/x-icon "access 1 year"
ExpiresDefault "access 1 month"
After inserting the code my performance grade (at Pingdom) went up to A 93!
So thank you there! (and for the compliment regarding the site btw; but that is partly your doing ;))
Thank you very much again 🙂
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