4thought 4od webpage takes 5 minutes to settle down

Discussion in 'Internet Explorer' started by Whiffy, Aug 5, 2013.

  1. Whiffy

    Whiffy Guest

    I went down to my local library today and used one of their desktop PCs running IE8 on Windows XP and the 4od 4thought webpage took a couple of minutes to settle down before I could scroll up and down with ease.

    http://www.channel4.com/programmes/4thoughttv/4od

    On my laptop at home which is also on XP IE8 it took 5 minutes before the webpage would let me press play. On Firefox it is no better.

    How is this webpage for you?
     
    Whiffy, Aug 5, 2013
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  2. Whiffy

    Mayayana Guest

    |I went down to my local library today and used one of their desktop PCs
    running IE8 on Windows XP and the 4od 4thought webpage took a couple of
    minutes to settle down before I could scroll up and down with ease.
    |
    | http://www.channel4.com/programmes/4thoughttv/4od
    |

    Yes, it's a mess. The page is 2 MB. The images
    were 3.6 MB, and I didn't even get them all. It loaded
    in about 20 seconds for me, but I block Flash, script,
    IFRAMES and 3rd-party images.

    So channel4 doesn't know how to make a webpage.
    So what? What has that got to do with IE?
     
    Mayayana, Aug 5, 2013
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  3. Whiffy

    adnw14 Guest

    I asked channel4 about it and they seemed to want to think there was something wrong at my end rather than the 4thought webpage. Both responses wanting me to do a debug of some other page (their other webpages are fine though) giving me these links...
    http://www.channel4.com/programmes/sunday-brunch/4od/debug/3539321
    http://www.channel4.com/programmes/the-it-crowd/4od/debug/2919506
     
    adnw14, Aug 8, 2013
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  4. Whiffy

    adnw14 Guest

    How long does it take to load and settle down to allow you to click the play icon when you don't block Flash, script, IFRAMES and 3rd-party images?
     
    adnw14, Aug 8, 2013
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  5. Whiffy

    Mayayana Guest

    How long does it take to load and settle down to allow you to click the play
    icon when you don't block Flash, script, IFRAMES and 3rd-party images?
    I have no intention of finding that out. A website of 6-12
    MB is absurd, and I would only allow script at a very few
    known sites -- certainly not at a site like channel4's. I
    don't even have Flash installed. Part of the reason I disable
    those things, besides security and privacy, is that I don't
    want videos and animations playing while I'm trying to read
    a webpage.
     
    Mayayana, Aug 8, 2013
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  6. Whiffy

    adnw14 Guest

    Its a webpage rather than a website.

    The webpage doesn't actually play any animations or video until you click the play button on the screen.

    You say you disabled 3rd-party images but I googled 3rd party images and found a post where you said...
    "3rd-party images is something that can be disabled
    in Mozilla browsers. It's not a setting in IE."
    https://groups.google.com/forum/#!m...rnetexplorer.general/NnCj7zhfqjs/q329TGxpzXAJ
     
    adnw14, Aug 8, 2013
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  7. Whiffy

    Mayayana Guest

    You say you disabled 3rd-party images but I googled 3rd party images and
    found a post where you said...
    "3rd-party images is something that can be disabled
    in Mozilla browsers. It's not a setting in IE."
    Yes. So? I don't use IE online and wouldn't. In my view
    it's not safe, the settings are far too complex to be
    reasonably usable, each version is incompatible with the
    last, and support for OSs and versions of Windows is
    extremely limited. In short, I regard IE as an unusable
    mess as a browser. I frequent this group because I
    test webpages with IE and I do a lot of scripting, using
    the IE DOM in HTAs. What has that got to do with your
    question?

    You started out saying the channel4 page is loading
    very slowly in both IE and Firefox. You wanted other
    people to see if their experience was the same. I
    answered that the webpage is incredibly bloated, that
    I got about 6 MB and that the total size could very well
    be 10-12 MB. So it's not surprising that it loads slowly.

    But none of that has anything to do with IE
    specifically, and this is an IE newsgroup. If you want
    to talk about dysfunctional websites that's really a topic
    for something like a webmasters forum.
     
    Mayayana, Aug 8, 2013
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