Your Audience Really Cares!
While preparing the page on Internet Search Engine Hints I downloaded the logos from MSN, Google and Yahoo. I'm putting their examples below and how much time they are causing people to wait when visiting their site with just the one graphic.
It is optimum to have a TOTAL of 30K text and graphics on one web page.
You can easily use inexpensive programs like PhotoShop Elements to downsize your graphics. There are other low-cost programs out there too. PhotoShop also downsizes the graphics, it's just an expensive tool.
|Original from main page on website
||Optimized with Adobe PhotoShop|
|120K, 43 second download, 28.8K||3K, 1 second download, 28.8K|
|124KB, 45 second download, 28.8K||1K, 1 second download, 28.8K|
132K, 48 second download, 28.8K
7K, 1 second download, 28.8K