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Page speed - significant slowdown - possible bug?


#1

Hi,

My site was loading (1-3.5) seconds. Now it’s taking anywhere from 5-24 seconds.

This started a few days ago and very close to the time that I added some text. Does have more to do with the updates or has anyone else noticed a slowdown?

Updates I made on the homepage:

  • H1 - Added “Mobile Apps, UI / UX, Custom Web Applications and Software Made in Raleigh and Durham, NC”

  • Section below hero section, I added “In RALEIGH AND DURHAM, NC”

• Section below floating brain - added an H2 “The Hottest New Digital Product Design and Development Company in The Triangle”


https://preview.webflow.com/preview/flowglobe?preview=a78b85db5b213b8d77fda00db8d59ed4

Best,

Nathan


#2

You have 45 font files loading, which takes up half of the entire page’s loading size.

I even already warned you about using Google fonts previously here: Help with page speed

And tested it for you here: How does the website load fonts


#3

Hi @samilew, as far as I know, I’ve gotten rid of the google fonts. It’s the different font styles to accommodate the fonts sizes. There are actually should only be 3 fonts being used on this page if not including the actual font sizes. I worked on what you discussed early, which is one of the reasons I able to get the load time down to 1-3 seconds.

Too, I only added 4 extra font styles…that should be adding to the load time by 160-2,400 %. At least I wouldn’t think so.

Also to note, it seems to be fine in Safari and Firefox. Chrome seems to be where it lags.

Thank you and best,

Nathan


#4

Nope, let me help you find the rest.

Open up your site’s CSS file,

search for the following terms (with single quotes if included):

  • :'Open Sans'
  • :Lato
  • :Montserrat

Note which style they are set on, go to the designer, and unset those fonts from the respective elements.


If a font is used anywhere in your site, whether a hover state or on a mobile breakpoint, it will load ALL the Google font variations.


#5

@samliew,

I’ve done my best to remove the various fonts related to the google fonts. I tried removing them in the settings too. Is there a way to say replace all of a particular font with another font, aside from going through the classes in the designer, and then totally have the google fonts removed?

Best,

Nathan


#6

The only way is to set fonts on the body (all) element, and everything else inherits from it. Then changing the global body font will affect the entire site.


#7

Hmm…great to know!

Thanks @samilew


#8

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