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    Exclamation How to delete unusued files?

    Xara WebDesigner pro+ 20.2

    Wintel 32gbram i7, 250Gb ssd/2TBSata

    I've designed my own web site, but Analytics is warning me about a lot of unusued elements (css, js, pics, fonts) that slows dramatically the loading time.

    Now, please, do you know if there is a way to get rid of all the unusued elements for good?

    Thanks in advance

    Best regards

    Hermes
    Last edited by Acorn; 14 April 2021 at 03:50 PM. Reason: Removed the unnecessary large font size setting - not needed.

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    Default Re: How to delete unusued files?

    Quote Originally Posted by hermesaudio View Post
    Xara WebDesigner pro+ 20.2 Wintel 32gbram i7, 250Gb ssd/2TBSata
    I've designed my own web site, but Analytics is warning me about a lot of unusued elements (css, js, pics, fonts) that slows dramatically the loading time.
    Now, please, do you know if there is a way to get rid of all the unusued elements for good?
    Thanks in advance
    Best regards Hermes
    Hermes, welcome to TalkGraphics. If elements are unused, they are not being accessed and therefore cannot be affecting your website.

    You will have to offer up your site's URL and the tool you have used before any real help can be offered.

    Does your site seem quick to you as a user?

    Acorn
    Acorn - installed and active Xara software: Cloud+/Pro+, XDPX, XWD Premium 15 & 12, XPGD10, X3D7, Xara Xtreme 5, back through time (to CC's Artworks).
    Raise software faults with MagiXara: http://support.magix.net/; if Cloud+/Pro+: https://xara.com/contact-us/

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    Default Re: How to delete unusued files?

    Quote Originally Posted by Acorn View Post
    Hermes, welcome to TalkGraphics. If elements are unused, they are not being accessed and therefore cannot be affecting your website.

    You will have to offer up your site's URL and the tool you have used before any real help can be offered.

    Does your site seem quick to you as a user?

    Acorn
    Hi Acorn !
    Thanks for the wellcoming and fast response !

    Yes. You are right. Is really slow when loading some elements.
    Of course, Css and js has been minified and the jpg/png optimized too. But still there is a lot of "things" loading... and nothing happening.

    http://www.hermesaudio.es

    Thank you all for your time
    Best
    Hermes

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    Default Re: How to delete unusued files?

    When you make changes to your site, Xara deletes old files. But you can also delete all your files and then publish your site again and any files that are not being used should be gone.
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    Default Re: How to delete unusued files?

    Hermes

    Thank you for the link.

    You have a home page download of 12.4MB, which is vast.
    Most of your images are oversized. You should first use your XDA to Optimise all images. You state "and the jpg/png optimized too", but this is not the case.
    http://www.hermesaudio.es/index_htm_files/41712@2x.png is 2.5MB and is 3348x1002px.

    You are using Scale to Fit Width with three Variants.
    You have not set a maximum display width; I suggest 1440px. A page width of 2560px is excessive when most viewers will be happy with 1280px.
    There are a lot of fetches of images before the page decides which variant to render; these may be your unused assets.
    I suggest removing one of the variants.

    Your testimonials are all PNGs without explicit widths or heights.
    I suggest the Widget you chose is not fit for purpose.

    Overall, the Home page has too many actions and activities: parallax, slide-ins, fade-ins. Few add to the impact of the page.
    Also having a hero image of 800px height defeats the whole point of setting a good first impression as the viewer has to immediately scroll.

    Acorn
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    Raise software faults with MagiXara: http://support.magix.net/; if Cloud+/Pro+: https://xara.com/contact-us/

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    Default Re: How to delete unusued files?

    My personal observation - when you publish, click on "Change FTP settings..." and un-select "Fast Publish (Only changed files)". Does the trick for me. Alternatively, delete everything from your FTP program and upload your files again.

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    Default Re: How to delete unusued files?

    Quote Originally Posted by Acorn View Post
    You should first use your XDA to Optimise all images. You state "and the jpg/png optimized too", but this is not the case.
    http://www.hermesaudio.es/index_htm_files/41712@2x.png is 2.5MB and is 3348x1002px.
    If I recall correctly, optimizing images in an XDA only affects their size in the .xar/.web file, not those that are uploaded to the server as part of the website.

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    Default Re: How to delete unusued files?

    Quote Originally Posted by Boy View Post
    If I recall correctly, optimizing images in an XDA only affects their size in the .xar/.web file, not those that are uploaded to the server as part of the website.
    Boy, you are right but by setting the size and the dpi to web standard settings (retina @2x) subsequent changes do no result in massive upload sizes. The optimisation is a sort of throttle.

    Taking http://www.hermesaudio.es/index_htm_files/41712@2x.png as a case study.
    Xara loads it in at 12MB for 3348x1002px @96dpi.
    Its actual file size is 2.5MB. (c.f., PNG vs BMP).
    The large difference is how Xara stores images as bitmaps and applies compression after all effects have been applied.

    I fitted it to 1440px and published, with Retina, giving 2880x860 @192dpi and a file size of 177kB.
    Without Retina, it is 1440x430 @96dpi and 50kB.

    If you Optimise the same 1440px wide image the Bitmap galley image reduces from 3348px wide to 1440px; its (Xara) file size is 2,418kB.
    Saved locally it is 573kB.

    It is still the 177kB/50kB file that is published but the Xara design is considerably smaller and therefore manageable.

    In the OP's case the 41712@2x.png is a whopping 2.5MB, 13 or 50 times larger than necessary.

    Acorn
    Last edited by Acorn; 15 April 2021 at 04:19 PM.
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    Raise software faults with MagiXara: http://support.magix.net/; if Cloud+/Pro+: https://xara.com/contact-us/

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    Default Re: How to delete unusued files?

    That should help the OP.

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    Default Re: How to delete unusued files?

    Thank you all the people for your help.
    I've discovered a glitch on my installation.... and severes bad instructions by my side.
    So I'm proceeding with an all fresh new site from the bottom to the top.
    Best regards to all the community helping the newbbies.
    Hermes

 

 

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