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Home page of ConwayLife.com loading slowly?

Post by SuperSupermario24 » March 18th, 2018, 12:21 pm

For some reason, I've noticed that lately, the home page specifically of this site has been loading particularly slowly. The LifeWiki and the forums both load fine, but the homepage takes a lot longer to load.

I'm definitely not the only one who's having this problem:
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I think it only started happening sometime after the post about Sir Robin was made, so I wonder if that's related somehow...

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Re: Home page of ConwayLife.com loading slowly?

Post by muzik » March 18th, 2018, 12:23 pm

Can confirm.
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Re: Home page of ConwayLife.com loading slowly?

Post by dvgrn » March 18th, 2018, 12:32 pm

muzik wrote:Can confirm.
Happens for me too. Seems odd, because the Sir Robin article doesn't use any resources that aren't there already. An earlier article also uses LifeViewer animations.

Build 239 of LifeViewer is a relatively recent addition, around the same time as that article was posted -- but that version was rolled out to the wiki and the forums at the same time, and I don't think anyone has noticed a big slowdown in either of those places. (?)

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Re: Home page of ConwayLife.com loading slowly?

Post by 77topaz » March 18th, 2018, 3:21 pm

Yes, it happens for me too. The only thing I can see on the page that could possibly be causing that slowdown is the LifeViewer embeds, but, yeah, nowhere else have they caused such a slowdown either. Therefore, it may be some bug hidden in the code that's causing this?

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Re: Home page of ConwayLife.com loading slowly?

Post by rowett » March 18th, 2018, 3:50 pm

I'm fairly sure it's not LifeViewer:
  • The Chrome dev tools Network trace shows "Waiting (TTFB) 19.2s" (i.e. the browser waited 19 seconds following the page request for the server to send back the first byte of the page).
  • It also shows the page loaded the LifeViewer plugin in about 500ms.
  • If you save the page locally and then load it comes up nearly instantly.

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Re: Home page of ConwayLife.com loading slowly?

Post by danny » March 23rd, 2018, 3:55 pm

Now it's loading fine for me, for some reason, even when incognito
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Re: Home page of ConwayLife.com loading slowly?

Post by 77topaz » March 23rd, 2018, 4:31 pm

danny wrote:Now it's loading fine for me, for some reason, even when incognito
Yes, for me the slowness has also ceased.

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Re: Home page of ConwayLife.com loading slowly?

Post by AforAmpere » March 23rd, 2018, 4:48 pm

It loads in a reasonable amount of time for me as well, what changed?
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Re: Home page of ConwayLife.com loading slowly?

Post by SuperSupermario24 » March 24th, 2018, 12:59 am

Yeah, looks like whatever was going on got fixed.

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