Due to slowing load times, I am reducing the amount of widgets displayed

January 25th, 2007 by Derek Anderson Leave a reply »

My slow page load experience on a 3meg high speed connection can only indicate that others are having difficulty as well.

So… I am going to reduce the number of active widgets displayed.

My plans are to keep these widgets:

MyBlogLog recent visitors (permanent. Unless Yahoo wrecks it)

Plugoo (because it has allowed me to help many users)

PollDaddy (because it has performed flawlessly since day one)

–Possibly some form of chat at the bottom of the page. (I still need to find the perfect fit)

I want to incorporate a section of the sidebar for a “Featured Widget“. Something I really like and find useful.

Any suggestions for featured widgets are welcome. Either leave a comment or email me.



  1. Your Wife says:

    What ever happened to the chat widget that chimed when you and others showed up on your site? What was that widget called again?

  2. “permanent”

    That’s freakin’ rad, dude. We’re working hard to make sure that Yahoo! means nothing but great things for you. And our new friends at Yahoo! are doing exactly the same.

  3. lawrence says:

    say it ain’t so derek, say it ain’t so.

  4. LC,
    I had to.
    Some of them would hang the page sooo bad. I had enough. So I took matters into my own hands. Cleaned house a bit.

  5. Your Wife,

    That was Gabbly Chat. Someone did not like the chimes and wrote a post complaining about it. Being the nice guy that I am…I changed the chat to something else.

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