Blue question mark instead of images?

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    I’m a little flabbergasted here. My blog images have been working fine until now, all of a sudden I can not see a single image. Well except for the ones that are coming from outer sources. It just displays a small blue box with a question mark in it instead of images. No header, no background, no post images, nothing.

    Can anyone please tell me what might be wrong with it?

    Here’s the link to my blog:

    The blog I need help with is



    I am using Firefox 9.0.1 and I can see images all over your image heavey front page on your blog. I do not see any small blue boxes with question marks in them. I assume you may have a browser issue as you cannot see them.

    Have you tried clearing your browser cache and cookies?
    Is your browser version up to date? You can upgrade any browser version here.
    Have you tried using the browser with all extensions or add-ons disabled?
    Do you have third party cookies enabled?
    Do you have JavaScript enabled?
    Exactly which browser and verion of it are your using please?
    Do you have another browser you can try?



    I’m using Safari 5.1.2.
    I tried clearing my cookies, cache as well as history. I have extensions and javascript enabled, I even tried viewing it from Firefox.
    This has never happened before with my blog, everything was as it should be a day back.


    I see all your images just fine as well both in Safari 5.1.2 and Firefox 9.0.1 on my Mac.

    If you have tried in two browsers and are having the experience in both, then it could be an issue at your ISP. It could be that their invisible proxy servers, used to speed up page loading and such, are having issues, or for some reason aren’t downloading the images.

    Try rebooting your internet modem and if that does not help, contact your internet service provider.



    I don’t see how is this happening because of my ISP. I talked to them and they said the issue is not at their end. The pictures came back for a day, and now they are gone again. :(



    That sort of thing happens all the time, actually. The entire Republic of Ireland for instance, couldn’t see or upload images for a few days earlier this year.


    I’m seeing all of your images just fine, but you have a serious issue with your site background. It is HUGE at 1.7MB. It is also 300dpi. The web only does 72dpi, so all you are doing is uploading huge images that will not be viewed at that dpi.

    Background images should never be more that 200k in file size, and 150k is even better. With a site as image heavy as yours, it could very well be that the servers are timing out and that is why you are not getting the image loads.

    Your main page took over 1.5 minutes to load on my wireless internet connection and consumed a huge amount of bandwidth.

    You need to read up on optimizing your images for the web and start with your background image. It needs to be at 72dpi and optimized so that the file size is down at a maximum of 200k. I did a quick optimization on your background image and you can download it from this link. It is 217k which should help out considerably. Upload and use this image as your background.


    It isn’t wordpress, I can assure you of that or I wouldn’t be able to see all your images. I checked several posts and other than having to wait forever for your images to download, all of them came up.

    I forgot the link to the optimization support document.



    raincoaster: That’s weird. I hope this is not happening in my area.

    thesacredpath: Thanks for the suggestion and the optimized image. :)
    Maybe you’re right, the problem could be with my images. Although I don’t use large image files for anything else, i mean for the post images and all.

    Problem is the images keep coming and going as they please. :(



    I uploaded the image you optimized for me, now it really is loading super fast. But it looks pixelated, or is it just me?



    Every time I have viewed your blog using Firefox 9.0.1 and IE8 I see images. Please read all of these troubleshooting images tips.



    Alright, thanks for your time everyone. :)
    The issue seems to have resolved itself. The images are now visible.



    Thanks for letting us know your issue has been resloved. Happy blogging.

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