A real novice

Please understand I am a real novice
I have built a web site using Wix , I am sure this was a big mistake but hopefully I can make things better

I have a test result below

Takes over 8 seconds to fully load

The questions I have
-The result mentions 3,295 KB , is there anyway of knowing which page of the site has the most KB and does splitting a page help at all ?

  • I get a mark D for compressed images but I have compressed them yet it still shows them as needing to be compressed?
    I read one thread which shows the size of each image, I could not find this having looked everywhere?

  • Is compressing images the only thing I can do to improve time/ speed ?

Many many thanks for any ideas / feedback


As far as timings go, I HIGHLY recommend doing more than 1 run to make sure you get a representative result and not an outlier. Looking at the waterfall, there is some dead space from 2-4 seconds where nothing is downloading. If you enable Chrome timeline capture you can track down whatever script is running (if it is from a script).

I usually like to use the filmstrip view because it gives you an idea of how the page is rendering over time: http://www.webpagetest.org/video/compare.php?tests=160701_VV_JWR-r%3A1-c%3A0&thumbSize=200&ival=100&end=visual

In this case it looks like all of the page content loads after the onload event so my guess is that the wix code itself is loading and running for the first 4 seconds and then the page content itself starts loading. I don’t know if that is typical of all wix pages but it’s pretty bad.

As far as images go, you can save a fair bit but that’s not where I’d focus. The 700KB of compressed javascript (mostly for wix) is likely the source of most of the slowness: http://www.webpagetest.org/breakdown.php?test=160701_VV_JWR&run=1&cached=0

The list of images and how much they can be reduced is here (click on the grade to get to it): http://www.webpagetest.org/result/160701_VV_JWR/1/performance_optimization/#compress_images

You can see the images themselves here: http://www.webpagetest.org/pageimages.php?test=160701_VV_JWR&run=1&cached=0 (ignore the massive size of the svg’s apparently that is an issue with WebPageTest and how it displays them).

Does anyone have any ideas on how I can increase the page loading speed on my Wix site ??

many thanks


  1. if possible, combine your stylesheets to smaller no of files
  2. if possible, combine your Javascripts to smaller no of files
  3. before using your images, run it through a compression

For images, I’d recommend you to use Mozjpeg (http://calendar.perfplanet.com/2014/mozjpeg-3-0/). You could install mozjpeg on your machine and then convert the images to a quality of 85 and then upload them back. This should provide some saving.

Apart from this, I am not sure if you really have much options to tweak the performance.