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My company had to build a simple static HTML website, we used to have a bigger badder website that is about to go away. It will be replaced soon, it is www.breathnet.com.
The new simple static one has alot of graphic images. It uses style sheets, it is http://66.149.37.251. It runs on an Apache web server. We are in QA and notice that IE works great but Netscape works not great. It takes Netscape 20-30 seconds to load the homepage. Navigating between pages with Netscape takes often 20-30 seconds. I was wondering if any tags or other stuff we have in the HTML can be changed so that Netscape can work good, like IE.

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by jladyga In reply to Small Company Builds Webs ...

1. check the version of Netscape - do not use 6, use recent 6.1 or 6.2 or elder one - 4.7
2. check the sizes and formats of graphics
3. think twice about your web design - too many graphics disperce notice of visitors
4. use pure html - using friedly tools and applications may produce too much stuff (code, tags and whatever) wich is not necessary

Good Luck
Jaroslaw

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by Jay Eckles In reply to Small Company Builds Webs ...

You've got tables nested as many as 9 deep, and that will definitely put a kink in most browsers' ability to quickly render the page. To be honest, I'm surprised IE does as well as it does. This extensive nesting of tables probably isn't necessaryand was probably done automagically by NetObjects. I would have a good HTML coder pick through the markup and find a more efficient way to achieve the same layout.

I have tables as much as 5 deep on my own site, and it slows Netscape down a little, but not too much. I just haven't had the time to do it on my site, but CSS can replace a lot of that nesting by specifying margins and positions (relative and absolute) of a lot of elements.

Good luck.

Jay Eckles
www.jayeckles.com

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by eBob In reply to Small Company Builds Webs ...

I would also look at the cross-browser compatibility. There is a lot of opportunity for optimisation. For starters, here's a link:

http://webreference.com/js/tips/browse.html?cat=br&start=1

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