Snow a drag
Just for general info, in case you’re finding the same problem… I turned the snow off, since it was slowing down my browser tremendously. (Firefox 3.0.4)
Yeah, I have the same version of FireFox and I noticed its slowing my blog up, bu that also might be because of my computer.
It will slow down any browser and system. The longer it runs, the more computer processor cycles it takes.
seems to be fine for me, and ppl LOVE it, especially after we put up some christmas lights hehe. But seriously, I haven’t noticed a huge drop or significant slow-down, and I’m using the latest FF3 update as well.
Leave your browser running on your blog for about 3-5 minutes and then try to do something in your browser. You will find it has become very sluggish, and possibly won’t respond at all and you will have to kill it.
(Which is why I wish they’d turn off the snow on the wordpress.com blog. Just sayin’…)
I simply stay away from any blog running snow. If it is snowing, I’m not reading.
Yes, but we’re missing all the WP.COM blog posts about the new dashboard. :p
This is true. I’ll just have to wait to read them until the WP winter is over.
I love the snow!
Snow is nice, but it is nicer outside and not on my blog. I read a blog for the content. Moving white objects that fall all over the text tend to disrupt my reading.
hat to tell you, but my browser and blog run ALL DAY without a single hitch whatsoever mate. Running constantly with at least 3 tabs open at the same time and two browsers open at the same time, Safari and FF3.
Nothing slows down whatsoever, ever thought it might just be your computer or something on your end rather than the snow.
I have no qualms with the snow effect at all, it is NOT a blanket issue .
And you can read the comments off WP.com without a problem as well. I seriously do not know what you’re complaining about. As NONE of my 13 team members, running both lap tops, PC towers, and Macs have any issues with the snow, so it’s not just my computer (new iMac) that doesn’t have an issue.
Not doubting your situation mate . .but I/we are at our site every day, I personally am at it for at least 12-14 hours per day if not more, and I, plus my team do not have an issue when we are in the sites viewable pages or when more than one of us are on the same page in the same room using a ireless connection off the same router.
or if we are remotely connected and working on the site or reading the site.
SO it’s not a “blanket issue” per-se, and ‘could’ well be an issue on the users end rather than the Snow effect as such.
Even if it is an issue on the users end, the point is that it is an issue which may be affecting your readers. Who is your blog for, you or them?
True, but everyone I’ve had look at it seems quite happy with it, we’ve had “heaps” of complements from readers about it, with many coming back ‘just to see the snow’ . ..funny as it sounds. I’ve even had PM’s sent saying that they ‘love the snow’ . . as we do make our site for our readers, and we have a solid rss feed ever month.
It even works fine on my iPod Touch without any slowdown when viewing the site as a reader . . . I’m just saying, that it’s not a blanket issue for all readers . . . so it would be a good idea to get some feedback from your readers, and if they don’t have issues, and the site owner does, then there’s an issue at the site owners end more than the readers end . . .wouldn’t you agree?
To this date, we’ve not had a single complaint about slowdown, and we get at least 20 plus comments a day on different posts from across the globe. Not a lot for some sites that have a lot more naturally, but a decent amount that could be having issues, but it ‘seems’ none are.
SO the point is, that not everything is a fault ‘across the board’ . . so we need to look at various issues to rule other things out before making it the feature software’s fault. WOuldn’t you agree . .?!
It’s pretty clear to me that the snow is slowing things down, by a very simple process of elimination. But nobody’s claiming it affects everybody. The point is that some combination of browser, computer (maybe it’s a PC thing), or hardware is *often* causing the effect when the snow is on, or when you go to a WordPress site with snow…
To sum up this thread:
I like the snow!
I don’t like the snow!
(Choose your own summary)
In other words, it is a personal choice.
Absolutely right, beemeister! Just like running autoplay music on one’s blog, too.
i just thought it was my computer, but now i realize, if i have several pages open w/snow my browser freezes for a bit
Snow takes my browser process from 3 or 4% typically, to around 65 to 75%. That is a lot of computing going on.
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