July 20, 2015 at 7:27 pm #6498
First off, congrats on this theme. We love the UI design! It’s beautiful and we love it.
We think this theme has loads of potential and would like to use this thread as a vehicle to help improve it’s performance with respect to load times. As you, and perhaps some of the other forum users know, load times are crucial for both user experience/conversions and SEO considerations. We do have experience with coding Magento and are more than willing to help collaborate helping improve performance, hopefully you and others can join in as well.
That said, we’re now going through initial set-up phases of getting things set-up; we fully understand that a myriad of factors can contribute to speed performance, so we’ll try to be as objective and methodical as possible.
Test 1: Theme on the SNS site (http://demo.snstheme.com/sns-amoda/index.php/)
GTMetrix: 12.7 s
Pingdom: 14.2 s
Test 2: Our cloud server, optimized for Magento
Note: We’ve done a 100% ‘clean’ install per the ‘QuickStart’ procedure (no extensions, etc)
GTMetrix: 11.3 s
Pingdom: 13.05 s
There are a ton of CSS/JSS files
When we try to merge JS/CSS files (Configuration > Developer), merging the CSS makes the site render incorrectly
We have tweaked the theme so that theme JS loads from the footer (http://stackoverflow.com/questions/15984022/magento-add-js-to-the-footer) but this doesn’t appear to have much of an impact
Ajax Slider / Grid footballrelics.com/producttabs/index/ and footballrelics.com/producttabs/index/ seem to be lagging quite heavily
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