those 2 files load in 1 sec each from your site to my laptop in The Netherlands. combined they are indeed around 700kB. Your total site loads in 6.1 seconds.
A lot of delay is caused by the load order. Take a look at the page with e.g. firebug. You can see that a lot of jqeury files load after one another and your image of 275kb also takes over a second.
hth a little
Thanks for your suggestion, just installing the firebug and see what I can find.
The total page size is around 1200kb (as reported by the web developer toolbar extension for firefox), try installing mod_deflate for apache, it will probably reduce the amount of data that has to go over the wire significantly.
Also it looks like your site is not using persistent connections, that could slow things down a little bit.
I've put all .js files into one file and did the same with css, it speeded up by few sec for my connection. Thanks for that.
As it's my first website and I haven't heard about "mod_deflate", could you tell me how can I switch it on, while I'm using JBoss 4.3.2. I've looked at
but this didn't help :)
And the same with your 2nd suggestion, if you got link which explain this, could you please post it here.
mod_deflate allows you to compress content going over the wire, if you are using apache as a front end. You can also do this directly from jboss/tomcat. I have always done it through apache but I do not have any particular reason for this.
To do it through jboss:
edit $JBOSS_HOME/server/default/deploy/jboss-web.deployer/server.xml and add the compression and compressibleMimeType elements to the HTTP connector, as specified here (I have never acutally tried this, but I assume it will work).
if you are using apache as a front end and want to enable compression first install mod_deflate (most apache installs should already have this).
Add the following line to your virtualhost directive:
On my pages this tends to reduce the page size to around 20% of the original size.
Blaming it worked! I have used the first way and to me it loads a bit quicker and size has been reduced by about 20% as you said.