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    Try this tool

    http://www.netmechanic.com/toolbox/html-code.htm

    Here you go - Your result (already improved hugely )

    14.4Kbps 132.05 seconds
    28.8Kbps 71.02 seconds
    56Kbps 41.05 seconds
    ISDN (128Kbps) 23.73 seconds

    I have heard that 1/3rd of your users will possibly leave at 8 seconds, so you're probably losing a lot.

    Nice thing about netmechanic is they highlight the problems. In your case:

    1) You have 14 various height or width related issues that can be fixed in the HTML code.
    2) A couple of images are rather large. You would be wise to go through the casinos list of banners and to keep image size in mind rather than JUST the appearance.
    3) Your page needs to connect to 5 different servers to load. You appear to be serving many of your own banners so see if you can reduce this number by serving more. Each connection adds more load time to your page loading time.

    Anyway, try the tool and good luck.
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    14.4Kbps 132.05 seconds
    28.8Kbps 71.02 seconds
    56Kbps 41.05 seconds
    ISDN (128Kbps) 23.73 seconds
    This kind of testing for load times are a bit false because they count the entire weight of a page including all external elements, images etc... This tool is very good for testing other things but not for load times.

    IMO, I think this kind of tools gives you a false view of your page load time because if your page is properly coded the browser will display the entire page after having loaded only the source code. Then the rest, external elements & images are loaded when the visitor start seeing things and can start reading, so it does not really count, apart if you have a site that is completely made of images.

    The real value that you must count in fact is the weight of your index page without anything, it must not exceed a maximum of 35-40K, which translate in around 6-8 seconds for a 56K modem.

    I have done a testing with my site and it counts for calculation a page of 180K. It's completely absurd because nobody needs to load 180K before seeing my page.

    It is surely an argument for selling their tools (optimize your page). I just tested for Yahoo and even Yahoo gets a bad rating for load time...
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    I agree that the optimizer is not an absolute figure, but you dont need to be a rocket scientist to see that TylerD's page was huge
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    Yes, maybe, I have took the thread a bit late... right now it seems to be down to 42K which is a bit oversized for an homepage.

    I just wanted to tell people to be prudent when using these tools.
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    Yup

    I use it to mainly highlight the image sizes and any small HTML errors I may have in the code. If it saves time to add a height or a width, then thats a good thing.
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    I just have to add that although the ideal target page size is about 40K, VPJunkie has always cruised around 75-80K, and it does extremely well in Goog, page views per visitor, and conversions. So, the 40K is just a guideline.

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    If it saves time to add a height or a width, then thats a good thing.
    Yes, height/width tags are important (part of a proper coding). This tool highlight this and it helps a lot. The only aspect I am not completely OK with are the load times it gives, they are somewhat inflated.

    just have to add that although the ideal target page size is about 40K, VPJunkie has always cruised around 75-80K, and it does extremely well in Goog, page views per visitor, and conversions.
    Internet browsers have made progress and if you have properly coded they will even start displaying the first part of code (for example if you site is made of tables the first table is displayed, then the other etc then the images). That's why it's important to see the load times in real and not completely rely on a tool. After, this is also a matter of demographics, your audience has probably a medium-high income and have good internet connections.
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    I dont think i would put links to that on mysite.The designs been stolen from club casino

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    What are you talking about?

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    I think he's talking about the City Club logo at the top of the home page at www.cashatcasinos.com
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    the logo is changed now

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