I’ve run my client site www.mortgagesforselfemployed.co.uk through both gtmetrix.com and tools.pingdom.com and it’s showing up as 4 secs plus to load. Which surprised me, I thought it would load much faster. Any ideas what could be causing this please. My share link is below. Thanks in advance for any suggestions, Graham
Start from “entire site” debugging":
Create new page ===> Put one heading - write “hello world” - and do the tests. You find a lot of fonts and scripts (For the entire site). “hello world” page in your case will load in 2± seconds (Instead of 0.3± s).
Only text pages like privacy also slow so this is “entire site” issue.
Like @PixelGeek mention - first, solve the fonts issue - related topic fonts & speed:
Thanks for your reply, that’s a big help. So here’s the results:
home page = 4.2 seconds
hello world page at /hello-world = 985ms
privacy page at /privacy = 1.06 seconds
home page = 9.9 seconds
hello world page = 2 seconds
privacy page = 2 seconds
So I’ve tried to restrict the font usage to quicksand google font. However the html is showing open sans being downloaded too. I’ve searched through the site in great detail but can’t find where open sans is being referenced. Is there any quick way you know of to find it? I probably used it one place early in the design, or on one page somewhere.
I want to get rid of Open Sans first and see how much that helps before looking at other things.
As an aside, @pixelgeek it would be really useful if webflow could auto-detect fonts not being used and stop them downloading but not sure if that is possible?
Thanks again for your help, it’s much appreciated.
Any idea how to find Open Sans in my site? It’s weird because most of the pages are built with symbols and I’ve had a pretty thorough look through them.
Also, quick question, the site doesn’t download all the images and graphics in the assets section in designer, does it? Some of them aren’t used. I assume it just downloads the ones it needs but thought I’d check.
I have reasons for loading them through the site directly. All my Google Ads and FB pixel events are fired through GTM. But appreciate it could help performance so will look at using GTM for everything. Thanks.
1 - I’ve just discovered about http2 which webflow apparently already runs on. This article suggests the things I thought were issues, (multiple image requests, js files not merged etc) shouldn’t matter with http2.
That being the case, any idea why the site is running slow?