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Slickdeals site is becoming annoyingly slow!!!

D34Lmein 16 10 June 3, 2016 at 10:12 AM
I know I am not the only one experiencing this. I am also having this experience on multiple computers and multiple browsers, albeit Chrome is definitely the slowest. I do know there have been recent updates to some browsers in how they are handling certain types of requests and security (SHA-1 / HTTPS).

Anyways... Slickdeals,in the last couple of weeks, has been annoyingly slow to load!!!!
The site admins have to know this, please fix it!
Also, why is the site not forcing https, especially after logging in!?!?!?!?!

Maybe its gotten to a point where the site managers are trying to shove too much 3rd party content with ads, traffic trackers, etc...

A response from an intelligent site dev/manager would be much appreciated!
Thanks.

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Quote from D34Lmein View Post :
I know I am not the only one experiencing this. I am also having this experience on multiple computers and multiple browsers, albeit Chrome is definitely the slowest. I do know there have been recent updates to some browsers in how they are handling certain types of requests and security (SHA-1 / HTTPS).

Anyways... Slickdeals,in the last couple of weeks, has been annoyingly slow to load!!!!
The site admins have to know this, please fix it!
Also, why is the site not forcing https, especially after logging in!?!?!?!?!

Maybe its gotten to a point where the site managers are trying to shove too much 3rd party content with ads, traffic trackers, etc...

A response from an intelligent site dev/manager would be much appreciated!
Thanks.
I you want a response from the people who run slickdeals, post in the site issues forum. You can also modalert your post and ask for the thread to be moved.

You can analyize what's taking the longest to load using dev tools in chrome:
https://developers.google.com/web...ce-loading

The problem could easily be on your network or with your isp, you tested a bunch of devices/browsers but they all have some things in common...
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I know I am not the only one experiencing this...
hi, i've moved your thread to the site issues and suggestions forum Smilie
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I you want a response from the people who run slickdeals, post in the site issues forum. You can also modalert your post and ask for the thread to be moved.

You can analyize what's taking the longest to load using dev tools in chrome:
https://developers.google.com/web...ce-loading [google.com]

The problem could easily be on your network or with your isp, you tested a bunch of devices/browsers but they all have some things in common...
what do they have in common, please tell me oh wise one!

Quote from jkee View Post :
I you want a response from the people who run slickdeals, post in the site issues forum. You can also modalert your post and ask for the thread to be moved.

You can analyize what's taking the longest to load using dev tools in chrome:
https://developers.google.com/web...ce-loading [google.com]

The problem could easily be on your network or with your isp, you tested a bunch of devices/browsers but they all have some things in common...
OK, smart guy,
Where would you like me to upload my .har file?
The site didn't finish loading all its crap and running all of its scrpts until about 12 seconds.
The largest offender was a jquery script that took over 3 seconds to process.
Loads and loads of failed connections as well.
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Quote from D34Lmein View Post :
I know I am not the only one experiencing this. I am also having this experience on multiple computers and multiple browsers, albeit Chrome is definitely the slowest. I do know there have been recent updates to some browsers in how they are handling certain types of requests and security (SHA-1 / HTTPS).

Anyways... Slickdeals,in the last couple of weeks, has been annoyingly slow to load!!!!
The site admins have to know this, please fix it!
Also, why is the site not forcing https, especially after logging in!?!?!?!?!

Maybe its gotten to a point where the site managers are trying to shove too much 3rd party content with ads, traffic trackers, etc...

A response from an intelligent site dev/manager would be much appreciated!
Thanks.
Both of these are projects we are endeavoring to tackle soon.

Unfortunately due to some issues with the age of our platform, moving over to force https is not a simple change. We are getting closer to being able to make this transition and there are active efforts underway to moving us in this direction which is exciting. You can use our site via HTTPS albeit there are a handful of things that won't work exactly right. As it sounds like you recognize though this doesn't really fully ensure security of your connection with our site as there can still be cookie bleed. We have the same concerns which is why we want to move forward with forcing https.

In terms of performance in general, this is something we are noticing as well and beginning to address. There are some third party integrations we are looking at cleaning up as well as some of our own code that could use a little bit of tuning. We spent a good chunk of last year positioning ourselves with a new CDN provider that has quite a large number of features that we can leverage to improve performance overall. This has us in a good spot now to begin rolling out some of those improvements in the coming weeks.
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Both of these are projects we are endeavoring to tackle soon.

Unfortunately due to some issues with the age of our platform, moving over to force https is not a simple change. We are getting closer to being able to make this transition and there are active efforts underway to moving us in this direction which is exciting. You can use our site via HTTPS albeit there are a handful of things that won't work exactly right. As it sounds like you recognize though this doesn't really fully ensure security of your connection with our site as there can still be cookie bleed. We have the same concerns which is why we want to move forward with forcing https.

In terms of performance in general, this is something we are noticing as well and beginning to address. There are some third party integrations we are looking at cleaning up as well as some of our own code that could use a little bit of tuning. We spent a good chunk of last year positioning ourselves with a new CDN provider that has quite a large number of features that we can leverage to improve performance overall. This has us in a good spot now to begin rolling out some of those improvements in the coming weeks.
Thank you for your well worded and perfectly acceptable response!
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