With a little care
you can significantly increase the overall performance and response time
of your search engine. Simply follow these guidelines:
1. Use neat and clean
HTML to design your 'html Template'. Search pages are created using the
design of the html Template and bad HTML will cause result pages to load
slowly on your visitors browsers.
2. Try to keep the size of the 'html Template' as small as possible. Avoid
using unnecessary comments.
3. Minimise the number of Images. More images always make things slower.
Even if you use images, try to use optimized (less in size) images.
4. It is almost always a BAD idea to put Java Applets on search Pages
as they take extra time load. On Netscape browsers they often take too
not always browser friendly, so check them thoroughly or better do not
use them if in doubt. Remember: you never know what type or version of
browser your visitor might be using!
5. If you are comfortable with HTML, try to check/edit your 'html Template'
manually. Graphical HTML Editors often include lots of unnecessary codes.
Remember, less CODE means smaller page size and faster download. Try to
use a simple TEXT Editor if your 'Too Easy to Use' HTML Editor is not
too good for this.
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