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post #31 of 41
I've found SF to be fast with Firefox on one of my machines and Chrome on another. Planning to download an ad block for my iPad in hopes of speeding it up.
post #32 of 41
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Originally Posted by Uncontrol View Post

The problem is, hiland, that Huddler relies too much on AJAX and YUI, often in places where it provides nothing but needlessly flashy effects (which could be forgiven if they were elegant, but alas -- they're not). I'm using a MacBook Core 2 Duo with Chrome and if I have more than 2 tabs of SF open stuff starts to get pretty slow. The layout itself is one thing -- it's busy, but everyone knows that already -- but the animations and hover effects and tooltips and loading "fade-ins" and all this other flashy garbage just serve to make the forum "shell" more distracting from the content.

Could you tell me what all the effects are? I have been looking for fade-ins, especially, and it's probably my inner luddite, but I actually can't see the effects you are seeing.

Honestly, for whatever reason (and I don't have any adblockers or stop scripts, or anything like that, on) t've experienced a superfast site. including the ads loading. The first 2 days, I had issues with hanging replies, but since then, nothing. I have been using Styleforum simultaneously on the FIrefox 5.0 and IE8 (the latest install, in any case), with multiple tabs apiece on a 4GB, nor particularly athletic computer running WIndows 7 - 64Bit install. I know that j has had some issues, but the site is fast for him when he reinstalled Chrome. RIght now, I am on a hotel Wi-Fi, and the thing is still running fast.

Other people (some of them fellow luddites) have reported to me that they have had no speed issues, but obviously, this is not universally true. So I'm trying to understand why some people are having persistent problems.
post #33 of 41
Hard refresh this topic and then begin to scroll down quickly. You'll notice that images just don't load like on a normal website, but they "animate" and transition into being. This sort of eye candy can quickly add up. Also note that whenever you hover a cell in the forum listing it highlights, even though clicking the cell itself does nothing; this gives the impression of "tactile" feedback but with no response.
post #34 of 41
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Originally Posted by Uncontrol View Post

Hard refresh this topic and then begin to scroll down quickly. You'll notice that images just don't load like on a normal website, but they "animate" and transition into being. This sort of eye candy can quickly add up. Also note that whenever you hover a cell in the forum listing it highlights, even though clicking the cell itself does nothing; this gives the impression of "tactile" feedback but with no response.


+1 to this.

 

The animated/reactive elements really begin to slow the site down, especially if you're like me and like opening up lots of tabs simultaneously. To be fair, vBulletin could be slow at responding to this occasionally too, but it's more noticeable here (when the tab count is high), at least for now.

post #35 of 41
This version of SF is much slower on my iPad. It is sufficiently fast on my desktop using Chrome and the same connection so I assume the issue is with Safari. Any work arounds? Is Tapatalk still supported?
post #36 of 41
A connection problem seems to have recurred. When the changes were first introduced the website would stutter when loading i.e. freeze for about 30-40 secs then load, it went and now it's back again. It's basically causing Firefox to crash. Grrr...
post #37 of 41
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Originally Posted by LA Guy View Post


Could you tell me what all the effects are? I have been looking for fade-ins, especially, and it's probably my inner luddite, but I actually can't see the effects you are seeing.
 

 

Some of the effects: On the "Recent Forums Activity" page, every post has the 'subscriptions' line that fade-ins up as you mouseover. Any forum page has a popup over every thread with not only a text summary, but an avatar image from the last post! Every time you post, after you hit 'submit', you are returned to the thread, where your post shows up immediately, followed by your avatar, which fades in.

 

I would suggest, too, that any 64bit W7 box is fairly athletic. I'd love to try the site from my 8-core 24GB W7 box at work, but I've literally never checked SF at work. My home systems are all Vista and XP Pro, < 2GB ram.
 

 

post #38 of 41
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Originally Posted by Huntsman View Post



 

Some of the effects: On the "Recent Forums Activity" page, every post has the 'subscriptions' line that fade-ins up as you mouseover. Any forum page has a popup over every thread with not only a text summary, but an avatar image from the last post! Every time you post, after you hit 'submit', you are returned to the thread, where your post shows up immediately, followed by your avatar, which fades in.

 

I would suggest, too, that any 64bit W7 box is fairly athletic. I'd love to try the site from my 8-core 24GB W7 box at work, but I've literally never checked SF at work. My home systems are all Vista and XP Pro, < 2GB ram.
 

 


1. Wtf am I seeing HTML code in a quoted reply for?

2. The Javascript engines built into browsers isn't well-suited to deal with what I am guessing are several thousand lines of Javascript/Ajax code. It's the Web 2.0 way, but I'll be damned if I like it..

3. Win7 x64 Celeron 2.2GHz x4 4gb RAM laptop is handling it fine, even when I enable all the various scripts.

4. To anyone having problems, I recommend disabling Signatures and Avatars in your "Account Options" menu. After I did that I've had no complaints regarding performance.
post #39 of 41
Performance seemed to improve on my Mac after installing Lion and Safari 5.1. However, the site is still unusable on iPhone and iPad.
post #40 of 41
Something has to be done about all the scripts running. The page size is huge and makes the site too slow. Maybe 6 or so years on a site is enough. I've sure had enough.
post #41 of 41
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Remove unused CSS rules (2482)
182.41KB (83%) of CSS is not used by the current page.

oh wow
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