For example, when I am surfing the internet, and then navigate to Geeks to Go! to check up on topics, I always notice how long the pages take to load. Another example of a "heavy" webpage is the NineMSN homepage, which I avoid like the plague. (link purposely not provided) The exact opposite, of course, would be the Google search site, which has minimal content and loads pretty-much instantly.
So my question is, does this make it difficult for dial-up viewers? Is there some way (or an option for users) to perhaps turn off some of the "eye-candy"? I think this is what takes it so long. It does look good, though
What seems to happen the blue background loads, so the whole webpage is blue, and then eventually (some 5+ seconds for me, that's a big time difference compared to some other websites) everything else loads up.
I have tested this on a number of computers both at my place and elsewhere. I have ADSL broadband (1500/256) and can view most content on the web pretty quickly - I'm just thinking of other users here.