Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Poll: Do You Have Any Issues With Viewing or Loading My Site?

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Some folks have reported issues with viewing or loading my site. Such as: site takes a long time to load, site freezes or the browser is spazzing out.

Going by some feedback, it seems to be mainly Internet Explorer (7.0 or lower) and Firefox with tons of extensions causing trouble.

It seems my site is best viewed with Google Chrome and Safari. I'm personally using Chrome, which in my opinion is the fastest and most user friendly browser, and I've never had any issues with it.

Either way, I'd appreciate if people who's having issues, or has had issues, took the time to fill in the poll I'm running. It's located right below "About the author" on the right sidebar. That would allow me to identify the culprits and give recommendations on what browsers this site is best viewed with.



Results


Here are the results from the poll.

Firefox: 18%

Google Chrome: 12%

Internet Explorer: 65%

The remaining 5% were split between Safari, Opera and Netscape Navigator. I think it's quite clear that it's mainly Internet Explorer causing issues.

Thanks to everyone that voted.

59 comments:

Henry Svendblad @ nuttykitchen.com said...

Using Chrome as well. At work I have some problems because we block all youtube and FB. Otherwise all seems good to me.

Anonymous said...

Using firefox and I am not having a problem

Anonymous said...

Works perfectly with Opera

Ray - Pure Spontaneity said...

Chrome 9.0.597.19 beta and no problem here

Frankie said...

Looks great on chrome and on the iPhone as well.

Anonymous said...

No problems using Safari 5.0.3

Anonymous said...

Works fine with Opera, Firefox and Chrome for me.

Tommy Ivarsson said...

Using FF (latest version) and Chrome without any problem!

I´m only using Explorer as a PWO before my gym sessions when I feel that I need that extra anger and rage!

Anonymous said...

Using I.E., takes about a minute to load and if you click on something during that time, it locks up for about 1-2 minutes.

Anonymous said...

i was having problems for months on my laptop and pc so i used my phone without any problems. As of now it seems to have cleared up.

Ahmed said...

Works fine with me on the newest safari and firefox.

izigr said...

Hey, it is quite slow on Chrome, at both my work and home computers (both on broadband).

Anonymous said...

No problem here;
Chrome.

Anonymous said...

Slow on the iPad.

Darin W said...

No issues with either Firefox or Chrome. I don't use a lot of extensions for Firefox.

Anonymous said...

when my work computer had IE 6 on it, it would take a couple minutes to load, IE 8 or Firefox without extras loads very fast.

Brandon Elliott said...

Works great with Chrome. Almost impossible to view with Explorer though. Firefox seems to be OK too.

Anonymous said...

I use Maxthon Browser 2.0. It's based on Internet Explorer (with all updates, version 8). Despite quite a fast connection (over 10Mbps) I have problems loading your page. I have to wait much longer and everything freezes.

Glendon Tyree said...

Firefox as well without having noticed any issues.

rob said...

None, I use latest Firefox with no extensions.

Bill said...

Your site loads slowly at times when I'm using IE. By the way you can go to www.browsershots.org to test how your site looks.

Anonymous said...

No problem. I use Chrome.

Dieter said...

Chrome and Android display your website flawlessly.

Anonymous said...

Ok will Google Chrome or Firefox

Fredrik Gyllensten said...

Never had a problem, I'm using Chrome on a Mac.

Mark David McCoskey said...

Loading just fine using Firefox 4.0 Beta 7

Anonymous said...

The only problem I have with the site is that it is updated infrequently.

Anonymous said...

Safari, no problem

Adam said...

Just my two cents, but I think the problem is with the twitter widget. Once that module starts loading in internet explorer, the whole page stops loading until it is done. Also, if twitter is particularly slow the effect is even more pronounced. Google chrome doesn't seem to be affected by this, but internet explorer takes a huge hit.

Here is a solution to that problem you might want to look into: http://www.barneyb.com/barneyblog/2010/01/15/improving-the-jsonp-twitter-widget/

shizuka said...

Chrome w/ broadband.

There is (and always has been) a delay (~8 seconds) upon initial load. I believe it is because of the amount of data you've got on the main page. Full posts with little plugins and images for all of em.

I dont think the issue is a specific browser problem, just that different browsers handle the loading/caching of the data better than others.

It would be better if you could truncate the posts to the first paragraph or have the first one or two full posts with older posts truncated (marksdailyapple is a good example). Not sure how much flexibility blogger gives with this stuff.

Alison said...

I use firefox - no problems on this end!

LayzieBone085 said...

Using Chrome and somedays it loads instantly and somedays it does not load. Very weird patterns...

Dameem said...

Firefox (MAC and Windows) / Latest versions / No problem whatsoever

Anonymous said...

Firefox with some extensions (Firebug, ABP): no problems

andrewjameslowry said...

It has worked fine with Safari.

Craig C said...

Chrome user here. The site looks perfectly fine but it is loading rather slow.

Anonymous said...

No problems when I view your site at home using Safari, but it definitely 'spazzes out' when I try to view it in the office using Microsoft Explorer.

Cheers,

Suleiman

Herr J said...

Using Safari.

No problems whatsoever.

Jarrett H. said...

Just a tip to those using IE... You might want to think about switching browsers. Or at least trying out a different one. IE is the worst browser imo.

Thomas said...

I'm using RockMelt (based on the code for Chrome) and haven't had any troubles with it all, even with all my plugins and extensions.

Anonymous said...

Takes an age to load using ie

Anonymous said...

Using IE. It always takes 10-15 seconds to load. I get bits of the page at a time.

Mike G said...

Using IE8, pretty slow on the initial load every time.

Anonymous said...

Using IE 8, the page is very slow to load.

Anonymous said...

Firefox is somewhat slow.

Anonymous said...

People still think Chrome and FF are the best... but nothing touches Opera. Try it and you'll never go back.

Working flawlessly with Opera.

Zack said...

using safari and having no problems

Anonymous said...

Using Chrome on Win7. I have no problems.

The menu-list is a bit problematic on an Android Desire, but it works.

Though, I hope you get enough momentum in this to create a real site - not just a blog. Something akin to Lyles articles etc, but as long as you're not making any money directly from the site it may be hard to motivate.

Anonymous said...

Oh, and Martin. We need more cheesecake mastery soon, and how you handle the days following.

Would be greatly appreciated if you could inform us when you'll have something about that up on the site.

Anonymous said...

Nope, never. W7+FF.

Workshy Joe said...

I'm using Firefox and Leangains loads fine for me.

Mind you, I don't have a crazy list of add-ons to screw things up.

By the way Martin, I eagerly await the arrival of your new book.

When its released, I'll put a banner ad for it on my blog with Amazon Associates.

I'd advise other Leangains fans to do the same when it comes out.

Zbig said...

with an old version of IE which is my corporate standard (guess it's v. 6 or 7) the drop down menu is poorly visible (the letters are not visible on the background color until you highlight an item - so one item is visible at a time). with opera, chrome and ff - everything's fine.

Rushman said...

It's very slow in any browser. I can't even say that it has MANY external elements. It seems that the whole site is built with external elements only. It's not the way we (webmasters) make sites. Test your site with http://siteloadtest.com/ and then your competitors' sites.

If you want your site to be fast, you have to host your content on your own host and remove all unnecessary external plugins. Combine css files, combine javascript files, optimize images, and enable compression. That's all.

The Crazy Dutch Bastard said...

Takes a bit to load sometimes, but otherwise works fine. The graphic at the top of the page could be... smaller. Just a bit.

Spencer D said...

There's a new browser called RockMelt that has built in social networking, emails, and RSS feeds. It's pretty neat, runs similar to chrome. Your site works just fine on it as well.

Anonymous said...

Very slow in with explorer 8

A little slow with Firefox

Anonymous said...

I use Firefox with either Windows or Linux operating system (depending on which computer) and have not had problems with either.

Anonymous said...

Works great with Firefox. Loads really slow with IE.

Tony Kenck said...

very slow to load on my ipod touch. Safari




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