Impulse version 5.5.1 banner load speed

Fabbrows
Tourist
6 0 1

Hey!

 

We recently upgraded our Impulse theme to the newest version.

 

However, since doing that our hero banners have had prolonged load times. 

I have tried reducing the image size but have had no luck. Any ideas?

Thanks!

 

www.fabbrows.us

Replies 2 (2)
Fabbrows
Tourist
6 0 1

Hey! 

Thanks for responding.

 

I have compressed the images however, there is still a 10-20 second delay on loading.

flareAI
Shopify Partner
2405 223 535

Hello @Fabbrows,


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I just did an Inspect > Network analysis for your store and noted there are files that are failing to load and taking the most time to load.

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By following below steps, you can significantly speed up your Shopify store:


1. Image compression is important and a necessity for faster loading web pages. Make sure your images are of good quality and do not add too many images on a single page. You can try some tool like https://tinyjpg.com/
2. Reduce the HTTP requests. For example: Combine & inline your CSS scripts
3. Minimize broken links and redirects - Avoid unnecessary Redirects and fix broken links
4. Using slideshow, which are high-quality images combined with transitions, take time to load when the user clicks the link to the homepage. So instead you can use a single high-quality hero image.
5. Always choose a theme that is responsive, fast, and takes minimal time to load the page
If you choose a theme with numerous sliders, fancy animations, advanced navigation systems, etc., will affect your page speed. If your theme is loading slow, consider disabling the theme features you don't need.
6. Don't add too many images on a page
Adding too many images on a page can be frustrating. It can significantly slow the load time of your website. Also, it can overwhelm visitors, which will ultimately result in a poor user experience, a high bounce rate, and a high probability of lower rankings in relative search results.
7. To reduce the initial load time, you can use Lazyload technique
8. Remove all unwanted Shopify Apps which you are not using
You should disable app features you don't use, or you can remove the app if you don't need it. If you are removing an app make sure to remove code that was added as part of the app install process.
9. Replace GIFs with static images
10. You can run the Shopify Theme Inspector for Chrome to identify the lines of code that are slowing down pages in your online store.
11. Removing unused app code is a best practice that avoids running code for unused features, and makes your theme code easier to read.
12. Themes contain CSS, JS, HTML which can increase and affect your store speed. So disable theme features you don't use.
13. Use a System font which is a font that is already installed on most computers. For example: Segoe UI, Times New Roman. If you use a font that does not yet exist on your customer's computer, then the font has to be downloaded before your text can be displayed. This impacts the time that your store takes to load.


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