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    I am a relative newbie to the world of CSS and HTML and have just finished my website. It is graphics intense and needs a bit more time to load than most sites, which I can live with. The problem is with IE7. Users who are on slower machines are not able to open the site. Not quite sure what to do about it. If anyone knows of any resources I could turn to I would be very appreciative.

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    those are unrelated. load time is due to coding and data heavy images. read up on image compression. validate your code to find any part causing it to hang.

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    Thanks for your reply...which parts are unrelated? I was warned about large graphics but felt I compressed them enough. Maybe not. The code validates but I'll check it again. Why would it display so nicely on IE8 and hang on IE7? Is that the validation issue? There is a form, that uses j-query to drop-down, which resides at the very top of the home page. Maybe IE7 is having problems with that? IE7 users are experiencing severe slow-downs and sometimes it won't load at all.

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    load speed has nothing to do with browser or OS. load speed has to do with the afore mentioned. IE7 is old and incapable rendering png-24 and a lot of css but is no slower or faster. if you are running IE7 i assume you are running it on an older machine? again this is not the browser but slower CPU/800mhz, DDR1/512MB RAM or lower.

    how did you compress the images? how did you write the code? are you loading a lot of images with javascript?

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    It is also possible that those running IE7 have a timeout set that prevents the site from loading, if it is that slow.

    It would be helpful to see the site (link?) in order to make a better analysis.
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    the site is www.markvincent.net...thanks for your reply

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    below are an example. one is the original, one i have compressed using Gimp "Save For Web" option and no interlacing. look at the file size and tell me you can see any dif in quality. also you have loaded 4 data heavy images with a client side script(javascript) and are expecting an out of date PC to do this well. compress your images and forget about supporting IE7, it will just drag you down. youtube even quit supporting IE7 last year.
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    nice...when you're right, you're right...what is Gimp? I don't have it. Can I get the same thing done in Photoshop?

    I appreciate you taking the time to do that. It's all I can do just to respond to these threads and work today, so thanks again.

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    One other thing. I'm also new to conditional statements. Is it possible to have a splash screen show up for IE7 users that tells them the site is optimized for IE8 and FireFox?

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    yeah, photoshop has even better compression capabilities. to refine your technique you may want to consult the photoshop part of the forum.

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