Hey Mindy! Good to hear from you. Thanks for the resources; I was previously aware of them, and I had checked them yesterday, and in fact I did see the little construction fox at a certain point yesterday too! I hate to see him, but also I sort of love to see him
I just timed three page loads just now, so I could get you specific numbers.
For the first one, I just typed in our Patreon page, hit Enter, and started a stopwatch. From hitting Enter until Chrome’s load wheel stopped spinning (i.e., all page elements are loaded) was 34 seconds.
For the second one, I did the same as above, but in an Incognito window, so that I wasn’t logged in. 37 seconds.
For the third one, I deleted Chrome’s cookies, site data, cached images and files, and loaded our page from a fresh start. 33 seconds.
I had Shannon load it on her laptop – on the same wifi connection, sitting right next to me. Interestingly, when she puts in https://patreon.com/misfitstars, it redirects to https://patreon.com/misfitstars/posts, and her page load is 19 seconds. Still bad, but nearly twice as fast. So then I tried loading https://patreon.com/misfitstars/posts; 21 seconds. So there’s another data point.
A couple weird things I’m noticing as I watch the page loads on the main page:
The little “I’m thinking” spinning wheel graphic spins below “74 patrons” for a long time as it figures out whether it’s supposed to show the monthly $ figure.
The YouTube embed at top center loads pretty much immediately. Then, as the little wheel from the monthly $ figure spins, the video disappears again … and then finally reappears. Hm!
Anyway, that’s what I’m seeing; hopefully this is of some help! Thank you!!