Ycode service issue

Having issues with your Ycode site? It’s best to head over to the Ycode community and see if there are any current performance issues.

We’ll keep you updated on there!

Network connection

If things are loading slow, you could be experiencing a network issue. Test your local network or router or contact your internet service provider for more information.

In some cases, the only solution is to take a break from building and patiently wait for things to resolve while you stretch your legs, make yourself a sandwich or play a round of Yahtzee.

If that’s not an option, you can try your luck with a proxy server or VPN. This usually bypasses local network issues. If your website loads faster via a proxy server than it does via your server, you’ve found the troublemaker.

Site optimization

Most websites are made using a variety of images, third-party plugins and interactive elements. Though this all helps to make your design shine, it can weigh down your website and negatively affect the loading time.

To make things a little lighter, there are plenty of things you can optimize. Reducing images, reducing URL redirects and removing unused CSS are examples of improvement points.

To test your website and see what you can improve, add your URL to one of these website speed analyzers:

Reduce images

Large image sizes are the most common reason for sloth websites.

Luckily, there are a few handy tricks to optimize your imagery.

  • Keep the image display size as close to its natural size

  • Use the correct image format (JPG, PNG, GIF, etc.)

  • Reduce images using a compressor plugin or online tool (like TinyPNG)

  • Use vector images when possible (high-quality resolution and scalable yet lightweight)

Limit linked elements

Linked elements reside on an external server, which adds additional time to the loading process. Examples are Instagram or Twitter feeds, images and scripts.

The fewer linked elements, the faster your website. It’s best to upload third-party-hosted content onto your own server so it can load from there.

Manage third-party plugins

Though plugins can help you, when they’re poorly written or maintained they might also hurt you. Poor plugins can make your site load slowly.

If this is the case, we recommend you to update the plugin, find an alternative or remote it entirely.

Remove unnecessary effects/transforms

Too much of anything is never a good thing (wait, money?) and too many effects and transforms will slow down your site. If you do want to add them, make sure to only select the property to which it applies (not all properties).