At 10/8/10 10:34 AM, HeavyTank wrote:
Gentlemen, if NG takes "ages" to load and websites generally take forever with IE, might I suggest a better internet connection?
Well, it stil depends on things like hardware, network load, and browser speed, not just bandwidth.
Because I swear that I never, ever had a performance problem that was related to IE (but I did with FF, and a lot of them) and websites load super fast, and that's exactly why I'm not changing it.
Mileage may vary, right? I was saying, that generally, IE has an overall slower loading speed. Could be that the engine running it is slow, maybe it hogs resources, could be anything. But yeah, gnerally.
And I'm not using a browser made by effing Google..or a search engine made by Microsoft for that matter.
What's so bad about using a browser made by Google? Since when has Google done anything bad that caused detriment? When people complain about Google and privacy, it's just hot air. Google's policies are transparent, much more than oh-so-trusted Microsoft's. Google blatantly gives you the option to opt out of their tracking services. When you first start up Chrome, it asks you if you want to be in the anonymous performance tracking program. IE does the exact same thing, so does Firefox and Safari. It's like saying black people are criminals, with complete disregard for any other race.
Now can we please stop talking about this?
It's good discussion. We've been talking about golden auras, icon formats, and software for the last several pages. The browser we use plays an important role of our icon habits.
I'll just stick to cropping with another program until either NG or Microsoft fix this small bug...
Newgrounds probably can't fix it, since the code is standards compliant, and there's no workaround to make it work of IE. IE9 supposedly has much better standards, but until it comes out of beta, you're stuck with IE8. Of course, you can download Chrome Frame for IE. Whenever IE can't load a page correctly, Chrome Frame displays the page instead. And don't say anything about Google, since if Microsoft or Mozilla made it, no one would ever complain.
Oh, by the way, to whoever told me that .png works best: no.
When I save files as .png's, they're about 40% bigger than .jpg's...and I have trouble keeping a 100% quality jpg under 7kb in the first place...
What icons are they? As I said in my essay, the file size will depend on the amount of detail in the icon.
NOW, I'm not angry or anything, but I wanted to make my view of the browsers heard. Huge bias in my rant, I know that, but the "Microsoft idling on success" really is why development of IE was lethargic. There's way more to your experience on the internet than simply your browser, as you said, it can be internet connection, it can be network load, it can be anything. And experience is more accurate than stats, but hey, our feel for each browser is different.
No hard feelings.