Topic: Image Loading Time

I have 3 galleries on 3 separate pages all designed by sv builder. They are all extremely slow to load images when on the Internet but instantaneous when looked at locally. By slow I mean over 1 minute to load the first 12 thumbnails. I have checked the thumbnail sizes which are all 75px by 75px. All the main images in the first gallery I have reduced in size to try to improve things. Each one is now about 20Kb - 30Kb down from about 70Kb but this made no difference.
Please advise how I can speed it up?
Second question relates to sv builder. When I delete images from the gallery page in sv builder, they are not being deleted from the images folder or the thumbnails folder. Is this correct as its a big problem to go through each folder every time to delete the every one that is no longer required and also slows things up even more?

Many thanks
GDW

Re: Image Loading Time

Please advise how I can speed it up?

It sounds like the limiting factor is either the speed of your internet connection or the speed at which your web host serves the files to the user's browser.
Please post the URL to your gallery and I will report the speed at which your gallery loads on my computer.

When I delete images from the gallery page in sv builder, they are not being deleted from the images folder or the thumbnails folder.

Images are not deleted from the 'images' and 'thumbs' folders until you click 'Save' on the publish tab, when they should then be removed from the folders.
Make sure you are using the most recent version of svBuilder (v2.3.0). You can check by selecting 'Help -> About svBuilder...' from the application's dro-down menu at the top.
The latest version can be found inside the SimpleViewer-Standard zip package which can be downloaded from the link on this page: http://www.simpleviewer.net/simpleviewer/

Steven Speirs
SimpleViewer Support Team.

Re: Image Loading Time

Thank you for your quick reply.
I have visited the gallery again today and its completly messed up and Ive made no changes since I wrote to you. It still takes over 1 min for anything to appear at all.
Today there appears to be 15 thumbnails on the first page when there should only be 12. They are also now arranged in landscape format instead of portrait and as a consequence, there is no room for the main pics.
The url is www.isabella-escort.co.uk/gallery1/gallery1.html

Re my other question, the version of SV Builder I used is version 2.2 and it was definately saved before I discovered that the deleted images were still in the folders. I am now trying to download version 2.3.

Many thanks.

GDW

Re: Image Loading Time

It still takes over 1 min for anything to appear at all.

I clicked your link and your gallery displayed in Firefox 11 on my PC (with all 12 thumbnails and the main image loaded) within 8 seconds (nothing was previously cached).
It looks like the speed of your internet connection may be the cause.

Today there appears to be 15 thumbnails on the first page when there should only be 12. They are also now arranged in landscape format instead of portrait and as a consequence, there is no room for the main pics.

This sounds like you are describing the Mobile Player. Please see this FAQ for details: http://simpleviewer.net/simpleviewer/su … trouble_14

Steven Speirs
SimpleViewer Support Team.