Jekylĺ website is loading too long, maybe!?


I’m not sure, but I have the impression, that my Jekyll based website is loading too long (often showing the HTML and then applying the CSS). That said I’m a backend software engineer and I thought Jekyll would generate a _site directory with the generated sites, which it doesn’t. I’m using Netlify and Github for hosting.

Did I simply miss something?

Kind regards

Jekyll is a static site generator.
It principally runs once to convert your source files into HTML files and their associated assets to be served via a webserver.

Try scanning your pages with Google Lighthouse and following the recommendations listed.

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If you look at the network tab in your browser tools, you’ll see in the waterfall cascade that all of your scripts load before the CSS, which is why you’re seeing a flash of unstyled content.

I would move the CSS before your scripts and remove the <noscript></noscript> wrapping them to see if it makes a difference.

<link rel="stylesheet" href="/css/skel.css" />
<link rel="stylesheet" href="/css/style.css" />
<link rel="stylesheet" href="/css/style-wide.css" />
<noscript><link rel="stylesheet" href="/css/style-noscript.css" /></nosript>
<script src="/js/jquery.min.js"></script>
<script src="/js/jquery.dropotron.min.js"></script>
<script src="/js/jquery.scrolly.min.js"></script>
<script src="/js/jquery.scrollgress.min.js"></script>
<script src="/js/skel.min.js"></script>
<script src="/js/skel-layers.min.js"></script>
<script src="/js/init.js"></script>
<!--[if lte IE 8]><link rel="stylesheet" href="/css/ie/v8.css" /><![endif]-->
<!--[if lte IE 9]><link rel="stylesheet" href="/css/ie/v9.css" /><![endif]-->
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Oh yes, thanks to both of you. I changed the order and replaced the images with a slightly resized versions and saved in the WebP-Format instead of JPEG :slight_smile:

I think it’s much better now, what do you think? :slight_smile:

Plus now the content is GZipped…

Mobile version needs some love as well: (I’m getting a score of 73)

Load your JavaScripts in footer and if possible please combine all the files into 1 file and also you may use gulp.

Almost all images on show broken. Is that the site you are referring to?

Does your Browser support WebP-Images?