what is maximum recommended webpage file size?
Hello! CowGirl Here!
I was wondering what the maximum file size (including images, etc.) of each of my webpages should be. Can any one please help me?
Big Hugs, CowGirl!!!
Suggest feeding your web pages to this http://www.websiteoptimization.com/services/analyze/ - the results are full recommendations for the size of each of the web page elements.
40-50 KB, if you want to be kind to those with dial-up connections.
* My screen resolution is set at 1680x1050
* I'm accessing your site through a T1 line
* I'm probably viewing it using Firefox (unless browser is specified)
Yes, 40-50KB per page. You are aiming for "under 8-seconds @56K dial-up", as eight seconds is about as long as anyone truly feels comfortable waiting for a page to resolve.
Some of those FLASH-only or FLASH-mostly sites take upwards of 30-seconds or longer for me to download and view, -and I'm running on cable-modem (approx 6X faster than 56K dial-up...).
The average person only spends 23 seconds on a web page assuming that there is enough on the page to catch their interest in the first place. People on broadband expect pages to load faster than for dialup and so the same 40-50k pages are an appropriate size for them too. If you absolutely must have a page over 80k in size then you may want to warn your visitors before they click the link so that thety are more likely to wait for it to download.
To all who resonded,
Thank you for using some of your valuable time to help me. You answered my question perfectly!
I'm grateful to see an intelligent question asked and awnsers being accepted.
i'd say 20-30 is good since my parents have dial up(28k )
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